Radnorshire Museum

Curator: Will Adams


Temple Steet, Llandrindod Wells, Powys, LD1 5DL
Tel: 01597 824513. Fax: 01597 825781.


The Radnorshire Museum, part of Powys County Council Museum Service, can be found in the centre of Llandrindod Wells, holds artefacts relating to the former county of Radnorshire and is housed in the old Carnegie Library.

Llandrindod Wells, one of the prettiest Spa towns in Wales, has been visited by people wishing to take the waters for medical problems since Dr Linden's famous treatise in 1756, and the Radnorshire Museum tells the history of this development which peaked in late Victorian times.

Permanent Exhibitions


Archaeology - from Neolithic, Bronze-age, Iron-age, Roman and Medieval periods.

Palaeontology - Fossils from the mid-Ordovician period including sponges and echinoderms.

Social history - Artefacts from the Victorian Spa and rural life.

The Kilvert Society Collection - memorabillia relating to the celebrated victorian diarist the Rev. Francis Kilvert.

Virtual Model - History of the Walton Basin from the Post Glacial, Neolithic, Celtic/Roman, Offa's Dyke and Medieval periods on our pioneering interactive virtual model.

Education Service


Multimedia room

The Radnorshire Museum houses a large photographic collection dating from late 19th Century to the present. This popular resource is available for research purposes.

The Museum has an events room with full AV system, which is available for hire and is suitable for meetings, lectures and seminars, accommodating a maximum of thirty people. For more details contact :-
Tel: 01597 824513. Fax: 01597 825781.



The Museum has a bookable Research room with reference library including copies of the Radnorshire Society Transactions. It also has a computer with Internet access,  a microscope, digital camera, colour printing and scanning equipment.

A shop is located on the ground floor by the reception desk.

The Museum has full disabled access, including a lift. Activities for children can also be provided.

Where to find us

The Museum is situated in the centre of Llandrindod Wells, in the War Memorial gardens close to the Hotel Metropole. There is a car park to the rear of the Museum which can be accessed via Beaufort road.


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Museum opening times

Opening times

Summer: April - September
Tues - Friday: 10am - 4pm
Saturday: 10am - 4pm


Please Note: The Museum will be closed on Monday 27 August 2012

Winter: October - March
Tuesday - Friday: 10am - 4pm
Saturday: 10am -1pm

Powys Residents: FREE
Adults: £1.00;
O.A.Ps: 50p
Children: FREE

Temporary Exhibitions -

The Museum has a temporary exhibition gallery and a varied programme which changes every 8-10 weeks.

Museum Artefacts

Fine art: Radnorshire landscapes by Thomas Jones, P.A.F. Villiers, J.M.Ince, Catherine Lyons sketch book.

Pre-Roman: flint, stone and bronze tools.

Roman: items from the Castell Collen excavation including jewelry, tiles and pottery.

Medieval: Sheila-na-gig, corbel head from Abbey Cwm Hir, log boat and oak coffer, Llysdinam hoard.

Victorian & Edwardian: textiles, costume and samplers, Radnorshire smock, Friendly Society banner. Ceramics, needlespray shower, chemist shop, childrens' clothes and toys, John Robert's triple harp, photographs, glass slides, wickerchairs, furniture, Kilvert Society Collection.