Y Dolydd / Llanfyllin Union Workhouse
– Key Facts

The Llanfyllin Union Workhouse is alternatively known in Welsh as “Y Dolydd”. Location and contact details are here.

(Should you not find an answer to your questions, you could use the search box at the foot of this page.)

The Workhouse is owned by the Llanfyllin Dolydd Building Preservation Trust, which pays its mortgage.

You can visit the Workhouse every day of the week, follow the tour and watch the video. No charge is currently made, but donations are gratefully accepted. A DVD of the video is also available on sale if you enquire at the Beehouse Recording Studio, opposite the History Centre, with profits going to help sustain and develop the Workhouse via the Trust.

Dogs are welcome to visit but please keep them on a lead and pick up after them. Bins are provided. During events please check the dog policy with event organisers as dog policy does alter between events. Thank you.

Donations and Membership
If you would like to help us restore and maintain the Workhouse, you can become a member for £12 a year or simply donate by visiting this page.


Recent Developments at the Workhouse have been the History Centre, funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund with DVD created in conjunction with Beehouse Films, which can be viewed daily.



The current focus of activity is the restoration and development of the Master’s House, sometimes known as the “Octagon” at the centre of the Workhouse. This involves an appeal and various charitable activities. Details of the appeal are here.

You can also read about other news on our website or our newsletter which goes out to all members.

 Fundraising and the Workhouse Party
The Workhouse Party takes place every July as a part of the fundraising activities. This includes a variety of both local and non-local bands and artists, the standard of entertainment is very high and is carried out over two/three stages, the Garden Stage, The Alternative and Acoustic Stage and sometmes the Cabaret Stage.

There are a number of rent-paying business tenants at the Workhouse who help to provide it with income. Details are here. Contact Jean Cape to ask about tenancy and available spaces jean.workhouse@gmail.com

The Workhouse as a Venue
The Workhouse has several venues which are available for hire to generate funds for itself.
Details are available here.

The Workhouse and Education
The Workhouse is also often visited by parties from neighbouring schools, who have designed worksheets and educational materials to be used during a visit. If you would like your school to visit, please email or call the Workhouse with details of your requirements. Group showings of the video are also possible.