Our new Arddangosfa Mynachlog Fawr Exhibition will be open to the public from Saturday 31st July 2021!
The exhibition will include a carefully selected collection of items found in the farmhouse and outbuildings to give visitors a insight into the lives of those who used to live here. From tools which show the hard manual work which happened on farm before electricity, to letters and documents which tell the story of family life, and even a few objects connected with superstition and the warding off of evil, there will be lots to explore!
Within our exhibition visitors will be able to time travel using our virtual reconstruction of the site in 1238 and 1947 created by Virtual Histories. Meet the characters and explore the buildings through all four seasons, seeing how life was lived on the farm.
Also within our beautifully restored historic building will be sofas to sit and relax in front of the old fireplace, enjoy a cup of tea or coffee, and browse our selection of reference books, magazines and second hand books.
We can't wait to welcome you to our free to enter exhibition, to explore the history of this fascinating site.
What can i do at the exhibition?
Come and visit us Wednesday to Saturday from 10am - 4pm
Explore our fascinating objects to delve into the history of the Arch family and life in rural Ceredigion
Have fun with a variety of children's activities and quizzes
Meet the characters and explore the buildings through all four seasons, seeing how life was lived on the farm using our digital reconstruction of the site in 1238 and 1947.
Relax on the sofas in front of the fire and enjoy our beautifully restored grade II listed building
Enjoy a cup of tea from our machine, or bring your own thermos
Take a break from your walk or cycle and enjoy your lunch on our bench outside
Friday: 10am - 4pm
Saturday: 10am - 4pm
Our exhibition is accessible for wheelchair users and pushchairs.
There is parking less than 50 metres from the exhibition, and no steps to enter the exhibition, just a gentle slope.
The Project So far...
In 2020 the Strata Florida Trust began its latest project in the work to conserve and convert the buildings of Mynachlog Fawr into the Strata Florida Centre.
Since September we have been conserving and converting the Grade II listed Ty Pair and cart shed, adjacent to the Grade II* listed Mynachlog Fawr farmhouse, into the Mynachlog Fawr Exhibition. This exciting project received £92,400 from the NHLF, £80,000 from the World Monuments Fund and £6,000 from the Sacred Landscapes of Medieval Monasteries Project funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council.
ELM Wales has undertaken the building restoration work, including roofing and slating the dilapidated cart shed, relaying the stone floor, fitting brand new windows and doors.
The Ty Pair and cart shed before restoration - the buildings were in poor condition and in need of significant repair
Building restoration work to the Ty Pair and cart shed