Rhayader Museum & Gallery

Focusing on local history and life in and around Rhayader, this small museum uses artefacts, film and more than 50 oral histories to explore everything from folk tales to sheep farming. The attached shop sells local craft, toys and books, and has plenty of information for visitors to the area, while the theatre houses dance, drama and music.

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