y Gaer

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y Gaer is a new cultural hub in Brecon. The project will develop Brecknock Museum and Brecon Library as a valuable community resource for the people of Brecon and the surrounding area. Y Gaer will provide opportunities for participation and volunteering and will become a significant tourist attraction. Read our new leaflet. [888KB]   

Following the announcement of a firebreak lockdown by the Welsh Government, y Gaer Museum, Art Gallery & Library will be closed from Saturday, 24 October and reopen on Thursday 12 November.

The key features include:y Gaer developments

  • New 21st century public library facilities for adults and children
  • New museum gallery spaces with increased flexibility for visiting exhibitions
  • Restoring and conserving the Grade II* Listed Brecknock Shire Hall and Assize Court, both inside and out
  • Community and education rooms providing shared learning experiences
  • Café and shop


The museum part of y Gaer will be open to visitors for limited hours only from Friday 31st July 2020.
Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays only: 10am to 1pm & 1:30pm to 4pm.

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