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Plas Glyn-y-Weddw

Arts Centre

Welcome to Plas Glyn-y-Weddw

Auction 2021

Thank you all for your support. £19,000 was raised towards the new cafe and kitchen.

Items which did not sell in the auction are available to buy in the gallery.

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Find out what's been going on at Plas Glyn y Weddw.

New Cafe Development

New Cafe Development

We are delighted to announce that the development of the new cafe and kitchen has begun, and we look forward to opening to the public early next summer.

While the development work is carried out, we have created a temporary cafe on the first floor of the gallery.

We are extremely grateful to all the funding bodies and individuals for enabling us to bring our plans to reality. Whilst we have sourced sufficient funds for the development work, the fundraising campaign continues for the fit-out stage.

There is a great opportunity to sponsor the development by having a name of your choice engraved on a stainless steel disk that will be incorporated into the cafe's external cladding. You can choose up to maximum of 25 letters (minimum of 10 letters), for £10 per letter. Call at the gallery or otherwise telephone or email if you wish to receive a sponsorship form.

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New Facilities

New Facilities

Modern toilet facilities have been developed at Plas Glyn-y-Weddw during the winter of 2020-21 resulting in a huge improvement in accessibility. The new development was much needed due to the old toilets being small and dated. The improvements also includes a new electrical supply and improvements to the drainage facilities.

Further improvements are now taking place over the winter of 2020-21 with the development of a new cafe and kitchen facilities.

We wish to extend our thanks to the Welsh Government's Museums, Archives and Libraries department for funding from their Transformation Capital Grant scheme and also to the John Andrews Trust for enabling us to realise the first phase of the redevelopment project.

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Official opening of new museum developments

Official opening of new museum developments

New museum facilities were officially opened by Dafydd ap Tomos on 11th June 2018 - the developments include new interpretation resources on the history of the house and the local area, improving environmental conditions to enable the display of historical objects, creating better arts workshop provision and specialist art storage facilities.

The project to improve museum provision at the Plas has been realised through funding from the Welsh Government’s Museums, Archives and Libraries Division and the Friends of Plas Glyn-y-Weddw.

Two rooms formerly used as offices have now been transformed into museum spaces for the interpretation of the Plas and the local history resulting in the southern wing of the first floor being entirely dedicated to historical display and interpretation.

The former main office is now called ‘The Madryn Room’ where you can learn about the history of the house and the family who built Plas Glyn-y-weddw. The main focus is a portrait of Sir Thomas Love Duncombe Jones Parry (1830-1891), the son of Lady Love who built the house. This portrait was restored in recent years thanks to funding support from the Friends of Plas Glyn-y-weddw.

Another former office, now called the ‘Ap Tomos Room’, is devoted to the history of the house from 1939 to the present day, with special focus on the Dafydd and Gwyneth ap Tomos era, the couple who saved Plas Glyn-y-Weddw from dereliction when they purchased the Plas in 1979. In time, aspects of the local history will also be introduced, focusing on the garden, woodland, Mynydd Tir y Cwmwd, Llanbedrog village, and the heraldry which forms an important part of the internal architecture of the house.

Both rooms have been equipped with air conditioning systems and secondary glazing to enable the environmental conditions reflect the required parameters for the display of museum objects on loan from other institutions. A digital screen has also been installed in each museum room allowing visitors to browse digitised old photographs, video interviews, films and documents.

A dimmable track lighting system has been installed in the new Madryn Room, enabling us to keep the light within the required levels for the display of portraits. New LED lights have also been installed in the Swansea and Nantgarw porcelain display cabinets in the Andrews Room resulting in the visual transformation of this important collection.

On the other side of the first floor a room has been upgraded to hold children and adult art workshops; to facilitate all of the improvements, staff offices have now been relocated to the ground floor at the rear of the building to a room which was formerly used as shop storage in the back annexe.

Our art storage facilities have been significantly improved through the installation of a new museum grade mobile racking system coupled with air conditioning and secondary glazing for environmental control. Visitors are now invited to view the works of the Gallery's artists in storage (which can be up to 200 pieces) as they are easily accessible and can be viewed on the new racking system.

The funding has also enabled the upgrading of the gallery security through the installation of new high definition cameras and additional funding was secured to upgrade the intruder alarm system to the highest available specification.

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