Tabernacl, Machynlleth

© Y Tabernacl, Machynlleth

MOMA, Machynlleth

© MOMA, Machynlleth

Tabernacl, Machynlleth

© Crown copyright (2016) Visit Wales

© Crown copyright (2016) Visit Wales

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    Museum of Modern Art Machynlleth
  • The Museum of Modern Art in Machynlleth is a wonderful space to see the best of contemporary Welsh art, and there are regular free talks in the adjoining Tabernacl.
    (Image © MOMA)
  • Aberdyfi has several good galleries with regular exhibitions by local artists. The Aberdyfi Art Society mounts a summer exhibition, with most works available for purchase (end of July).
  • Aberystwyth Arts_Centre
  • Aberystwyth Arts Centre is one of the leading centres in the country, offering fine arts exhibitions, cinema, theatre and concerts. It’s attached to the University.
    (Image © Aberystwyth Arts Centre)


  • There are frequent concerts in Aberdyfi, Tywyn and Machynlleth. We usually have details available in our events calendar. 
  • There is a week-long festival in Machynlleth every August of different types of traditional and contemporary music - see our Festivals page.


    The Lantern Cinema, Tywyn
  • The independent Magic Lantern Cinema in nearby Tywyn is definitely one for film fans! A fully-restored cinema from the past, it’s cinema as it used to be, with stalls and balcony, plus a licenced bar and café in the foyer. The programming shows an independent streak, too, with a mix of blockbusters, arthouse, foreign language and live streaming events.
    Image: © Lantern Cinema


  • There are many well-preserved historic sites to visit nearby. Harlech Castle was a fortress of the English invasion, while the enigmatic Criccieth Castle with its lovely views was a native Welsh stronghold. There are also less well-known sites, such as the atmospheric Castle Bere near Tywyn.
  • Aberystwyth has a museum attached to the University, but perhaps more alluring is Ceredigion Museum - this is located in an old Edwardian theatre, complete with sloping stage and auditorium. It has a wealth of interesting objects, reflecting the lives of  everyday people from times gone by.