Y Lanfa Powysland Museum and Welshpool Library, Welshpool, Powys, SY21 7AQ Free admission.

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There are ample parking spaces available. The site is disability-friendly with a lift in place and disability toilets. Please ring ahead for more information before your visit.

Brief Description:

In 1874 the Powysland Club, a local history society, established the Powysland Museum in Welshpool; it was the first purpose built museum in Wales. The collections within the museum depict the archaeology and social history of the old county of Montgomeryshire.

Further Information:


Y Lanfa/The Wharf: Powysland Museum and Welshpool Library, Canal Wharf, Welshpool, Powys, SY21 7AQ




01938 553001



Opening Hours:

See  https://en.powys.gov.uk/article/8562/Y-Lanfa-Powysland-Museum. 2022: "Monday 9.30am - 6.30pm

Tuesday 9.30am - 5pm

Wednesday 9.30am - 1pm

Friday 9.30am - 5pm

Saturday 9.30am - 1pm"

Admission Free.


Situated 15.3 miles S of Oswestry via the A483 to Welshpool, then right onto Severn Road. OS SJ 26073


Welshpool train station is a six minute walk away from the museum. Bus services run in and around this area.

For more travel information go to https://www.traveline.info/ or call 0800 46 40 000


Local amenities include Morrisons supermarket, Tesco superstore, cafés, pubs and restaurants.

Travel Information

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