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Brecknock Museum and Art Gallery Collections


Museums_Brecon_object1Local Archaeological Material. A rare early medieval log boat from Llangors Lake, a collection of early Christian monuments, many prehistoric tools and a large collection of Early Roman metalwork from the fort, Y Gaer.   

Social History Collection.  A large collection of agricultural tools, objects relating to Brecknockshire towns and their associated shops and crafts, traditional Welsh furniture and a collection of coins.


Museums_Brecon_object2Natural History Specimens. We have a large collection of taxidermy specimens, bird eggs and butterflies.  

Geological Collections. This is a large collection of rocks and fossils found in Brecknockshire.



Museums_Brecon_object3Historic Art.  We have a large collection of portrait paintings and busts of local historic figures; paintings, prints and drawings of the local environment and interesting old local photographs.

Modern Art.  This collection includes works by important artists like Ken Elias, Josef Herman, Augustus John, John Piper, Eric Ravilious and Graham Sutherland. We also have some works associated with the artistic community at Capel-y-ffin by Eric Gill, David Jones, Reg Gammon and Edgar Holloway.




Image of Art UK - your paintingsArtUK -It is made up of paintings from thousands of museums and other public institutions around the country.

Brecknock Museum has added images of its entire collection of 115 oil and acrylic paintings to the 'Your Paintings' website. Our collection ranges from a nineteenth century portrait of Joseph Russel Bailey (1840 - 1906) by John Collier to works by contemporary artists such as 'Miner with Dog' by Josef Herman.

In October 2013, staff from Brecknock Museum took the oil painting 'Welsh Mountains' by Welsh artist Augustus John (1878-1961) to Ysgol Rhys Prichard in Llandovery.  The event was part of 'Your Paintings: Masterpieces in Schools', a project developed by the Public Catalogue Foundation (PCF) in partnership with BBC Learning which ran throughout that month. 



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