Open Doors

This year the Workhouse will again be on show as part of the Cadw’s Open Doors programme of heritage open days. The date is Sunday 25 September.

Much of the ground floor of the building will be open to view, along with the attractive grounds and garden. People can visit the new Workhouse History Centre, opened this May, and view the highly praised film ‘Ghosts of the Workhouse’: for those who missed the opening a film of it will be showing.

Visitors can try their hand at picking oakum: a traditional workhouse task. A special highlight will be a retrospective exhibition in Oriel Y Dolydd of works by the widely respected artist and sculptor John Lavrin, now based at Pontrobert. There will be live music in the afternoon by Café Lola. Some of Y Doydd’s tenants will be opening their workshops, and there will be chance to learn about the activities of the Llanfyllin Workhouse Green Hub. Guided tours will be offered and refreshments served. The

Workhouse will be open between 10.00 and 5.00 and admission is free.