Workhouse History Centre

Y Dolydd, Llanfyllin, Powys, SY22 5LD, Wales

The Workhouse History Centre, created with the help of the Heritage Lottery Fund, is a new attraction opening on 14 May 2016. It tells the story of the Workhouse and the Poor Law as they affected adults and children through varied bilingual displays and through a 30-minute film, in English or Welsh: the ghost of the first Master leads the visitor through the building and introduces other ghosts. A printed trail guides families around the four courtyards. Llanfyllin Workhouse is owned by a charitable trust and is being developed as a community enterprise. We have created a bunkhouse, gallery and Venue, house small business and craft units and hire spaces for corporate and music events, weddings, parties and courses. Our 6-acre site is being developed to benefit wildlife whilst remaining available for outdoor events including the Workhouse Party in July, a Bioblitz in August and monthly horse shows in the summer.


  • Pets accepted
  • Special provision for disabled visitors