Sheep Dogs and Welsh Cakes: Welsh Museums Festival October 2014

Border Collie2014 is the year of the first ever Welsh Museums Festival, to be held from 4 – 12 October  at museums across Wales.  See below for those in the West Wales area.

Exhibitions, events and activities will include exclusive access to stores, talks, walks, trails, craft and art workshops.   Many of these are FREE of charge.

1. Meet the Mountain Day Trip

4 October 09:00-18:00
Minibus from Machynlleth to the Arenig Mountain in Snowdonia (or meet minibus at Arenig) for

  • walking tour with Gareth Roberts or
  • minibus tour with Keith Bowen

Numbers are limited. Contact Museum of Modern Art Wales for details and prices.

2. So, the world happens twice

Ceramics exhibition featuring work by 10 contemporary artists.

23 August – 2 November
Monday to Saturday 09:00-20:00; Sundays 12:00-20:00 FREE
Aberystwyth University Ceramics Gallery

Family friendly. Wheelchair access. Parking.

3. Llanerchaeron Events

a) Welsh Cake Trail  – 4 October 11:00-15:30
The idea is to help the cook to find the ingredients for making welsh cakes. The reward is then to eat some of the freshly baked results. Fresh butter is available for sale in the dairy if you’d like to make your own batch when you get home.


b) Traditional Sheepdog Demonstration 5 October – 12:00

All ages are welcome to observe the skills of Delyth, the farmer at this National Trust property, and her sheepdog, Glen, as they give a practical demonstration of herding and moving stock.
There is no extra charge for these events. You will just have to pay the normal admission rates of £3.60 for children up to 12 and £7.10 for adults. NT members FREE. Young children need to be accompanied by an adult.

See Llanerchaeron National Trust website for further details.

4. Display on the recent conservation of works

Tenby Museum and Art Gallery : 4 – 12 October 2014
A display will show the conservation processes which were recently applied to several works of art and a 16th century cannon, the finished results of which are also on show.

If you’re interested in attending these events, perhaps choose a self catering break in the respective areas:  Aberystwyth, the Aberaeron area, in the Cambrian Mountains or in South Pembrokeshire.


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