Brecknock Museum & Art Gallery

£2.5 million Heritage Lottery Fund grant for Brecknock Museum

Heritage Lottery Fund logo

On 30 July 2013, the Heritage Lottery Fund announced their latest round of successful grant requests and the Brecknock Museum & Art Gallery: Connecting Communities and Collections project gained a second round pass! 

This was the final hurdle in the HLF application and has resulted in the Museum being awarded £2.5 million to support the restoration of the Old Shire Hall and Assize Court building, the redisplay and reinterpretation of the collections, the removal of the 1974 intrusive floors and the opening up of the original cells for the first time. The project also supports the expansion of the volunteer scheme and the development of new education spaces and programmes.  The project will link in with the development of a new town Library, sharing new facilities with the redeveloped Museum.  

View the latest plans for the collocation of Brecknock Museum with Brecon Library. 


38 K



'Thomas Coke (1747-1814): From Brecon to the World' 3-16 May 2014

From 3-16 May inclusive, Brecknock Museum will be open (ground floor only) every day 10am-4pm for the temporary exhibition 'Thomas Coke (1747-1814):  From Brecon to the World'.  Free admission.  Find out more



New top floor gallery April 2013
New top floor gallery April 2013

Brecknock Museum & Art Gallery is currently closed to visitors but our work continues...

We are maintaining our involvement within the local community by working in partnership with other organisations, such as Brecon Library, Brecon Cathedral and Theatr Brycheiniog.  Find details of forthcoming events involving Brecknock Museum.

Our Education Service to schools continues to be available on an outreach basis.  We are also working in partnership with other organisations, such as Brecon Library and Theatr Brycheiniog, to offer events, exhibitions and family activities.

Whilst the Museum is closed, restricted access to the collections means that we can only provide a limited public enquiry service, accessible via the Museum phone line or the internet / email system.   Please note that it is essential to make an appointment before visiting.  We will do our best to maintain our standards, but please be patient.

In Brecon, we can recommend a visit to the Regimental Museum of the Royal Welsh and Brecon Cathedral.  Find details of other Museums in Powys.




Brecknock Museum and Art Gallery logo


Contact Details

Brecknock Museum & Art Gallery
Captain's Walk

Tel: 01874 624121 


Brecknock Museum & Art Gallery Office Hours

Contact hours Mon-Fri 9am-5pm


BBC Your paintings logo/link



Accredited Museum logo



follow us on twitter


follow us on facebook



Flickr logo



Arts Engine Powys Logo