Y Lanfa Powysland Museum Collections

The Museum collections, which were started by the Powysland Club in the 19th century, cover the archaeology and social history of Montgomeryshire. The displays in the first gallery on the ground floor depict the Montgomeryshire Canal, the Cambrian Railways and the Welshpool to Llanfair Light Railway as well as the agricultural heritage of the county.

The Museum's archaeological collections are housed on the first floor. The gallery begins with an introduction to the geology of the area and continues with a chronological exhibition of finds from the Stone Age to the Medieval period as well as displays on the origins of the Powysland Club and the museum collections. 

In the Social History Gallery, also on the first floor, the collection is divided into themes and the exhibition includes displays on coopering; the Montgomeryshire Yeomanry; French prisoners of war during the Napoleonic Wars; the Victorian household, Friendly Societies and Law and Order and the two World Wars. 

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Powysland has added images of its entire collection of 15 oil and acrylic paintings to the Your Paintings website.  Our collection contains works by C. M. Wyke, Egbert van Heemskerck the elder, G. James, Lever, M. J. Davies, Noah Frisby and W Gill.

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