Things to do on rainy days in Mid Wales Mid Wales is known for its dramatic mountain ranges and lush greenery. It attracts outdoor explorers from all over the world, but even the hardiest soul needs the odd day off. Here’s a selection of where to go. Newtown Textile Museum Newtown Textile Museum, Mid Wales A row of historic cottages full of stories, the Newtown Textile Mill is open between June and August, this is a tightly designed early 19th century weaving shop within six back-to-back cottages, all of which would have housed families who worked on the looms. The buildings themselves are remarkable and the relics, artworks and stories they hold are even more intriguing. National Cycle Collection National Cycle Museum in Llandrindod Wells, Mid Wales Featuring penny farthings, boneshakers and more. When Mark Cavendish and his athletic rivals passed this place on their 2012 Tour of Britain, they might well have been momentarily distracted by the fleet of timeless bicycle designs on display. Starting from the early 19th century, there are more than 200 beautiful bikes to be enjoyed here at the National Cycle Collection. Y Plas Y Plas is a Grade II listed Georgian mansion left to the people of Machynlleth in 1948. This Georgian building is set within its own rolling parkland, having been acquired by the town council 50 years after it was bequeathed. Admire the diverse talents of skilled local artists in the gallery, or relax in the cafe and restaurant. The Globe at Hay The Globe at Hay, Mid Wales by WordShore Home to the Institute of Art and Ideas in a town known for creativity, The Globe is a vibrant epicentre for everything from poetry and string quartets to comedy and club nights. Visit the cafe for excellent local food, and look out for the art and philosophy festivals held here during the year. Centre for Alternative Technology A futuristic eco site covering 40 acres, this is a real treat for the inquisitive gardener. CAT is an award winning site which boasts a large and disparate number of gardens, many of which serve to illustrate modern methods of growing, composting and caring for a vast range of plants. Covering 40 acres, it’s one of the regions most popular attractions. The Welsh Quilt Centre The Welsh Quilt Centre in Lampeter by Claire Leggett Exhibitions here are patchy for all the right reasons, as The Quilt Centre celebrates an inspiring textile and design history with intricately weaved displays in a glorious high street venue. The shop offers thousands of beautiful blankets and quilts, and the deli-style café is run by a husband and wife team. The Judge's Lodging Judge's Lodgings, Powys, Mid Wales Hear tales of murder, dastardly trials and the servants who worked in the quarters below the judges at this grand 19th century house nodding to almost 500 years of judicial history. It's a murky, gaslit world to step into, with Victorian activity boxes for kids and some gruesome surprises for adults. Corris Craft Centre There are eight craft studios, including the Quarry Pottery workshop, the flame work glass sculptures of Delyn Glass, the natural forest furniture of Taran Eco Designs and working goldsmith’s studio, Agau Jewellery. The Corris Craft Centre is the starting point for Corris Mine Explorers trips around the tunnels of the Braich Goch slate mine. In the spring and summer months you can journey through the caverns and tunnels of King Arthur’s Labyrinth, beneath the mountains of southern Snowdonia. More attractions in Mid Wales Enjoy this? Share it with friends Related items Rainy days in North Wales A selection of indoor activities in North Wales to provide a change of scenery and a great day in. Wild adventures in Wales Preseli Venture owner Sophie Hurst explores a range of options for wild adventures in Wales. Bala breaks A lake surrounded by mountains, rich in culture, Bala is ‘real’ Wales at its very best. South Wales history The Big Bang, castles built on shifting sands, the rise of industry and the call of the collieries. Unique buildings in Wales The tiniest house, the oldest inn, the oddest wall and other intriguing places to visit in Wales. A Celtic Manor getaway The extraordinary Celtic Manor is a brilliant place for an action-packed getaway.