About Powysland Museum
In 1974 the running of the museum became the responsibility of Powys County Council, but during then 1980s it became obvious that the old building could no longer fulfil the requirements of a modern museum. The collection was duly moved to a former warehouse on the Montgomery Canal, which had been extensively but carefully renovated so as to retain its character whilst providing a secure and comfortable environment for the collection and visitors alike. The new museum was opened on May 30th 1990. In 1993 the museum won the Gulbenkian Award for 'most improved museum in a rural area'
THE GROUND FLOOR
A display of old photographs and maps gives a picturesque introduction to Welshpool and Montgomeryshire. Through the second room on the ground floor, which has changing exhibitions, the visitor can use the stair or the lift to the first floor.
THE FIRST FLOOR
In the archaeological gallery the displays start with an exhibition on the history of the collections and the museum. Then the displays focus on the history of Montgomeryshire, and take the visitors on a chronological tour from the first farmers in the Neolithic period, through the Bronze and Iron Ages, the coming of the Romans, the attacks of the Vikings and the growth of Christianity. The archaeological finds include both those made by the members of the Powysland Club and those which have come from more recent scientific excavations carried out by the Clwyd -Powys Archaeological Trust.
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