The Owain Glyndŵr Centre, Machynlleth
The Owain Glyndŵr Centre is built on the site of the famous parliament held in 1404 at which Owain was crowned Prince of Wales. This Grade 1 listed building was given to the town of Machynlleth by Lord Davies of Llandinam in February, 1912. Following recent extensive renovation, costing around £250,000, the Centre has now reopened as a National Heritage Centre.
The Centre hosts a new interactive and informative exhibition on the life, times and vision of Owain Glyndŵr - rebel leader, national hero and self appointed prince of Wales at the beginning of the fifteenth century.
The Exhibition, which has been promoted and funded by Cadw and the Government of Wales is open to the public and includes the following features:
• A specially commissioned video of the Glyndŵr parliament of 1404
• Informative bilingual display panels depicting Glyndŵr's life and times
• Interactive computer systems telling the history of Glyndŵr and his rebellion
• A mural by Murray Urquhart showing scenes from the life of Glyndŵr and the Battle of Hyddgen in 1402
• The Pennal Letter - copy of the famous letter of 1406, addressed to the King of France and signed by 'Owain, Prince of Wales'
• Reproductions of period costume - which you can try on! - and 15th century banners
• A replica of a medieval broadsword, a typical weapon of 15th century warfare
An opportunity to try your hand at brass-rubbing!!
Aside from the Exhibition, the building also provides spacious, comfortable and well equipped meeting rooms for community activities.