Centre for Alternative Technology Visitor Centre in Machynlleth

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With over 7 acres of hands-on displays and gardens and with over 40 years of experience in sustainability practice, the Centre for Alternative Technology (CAT) inspires thousands of visitors every year. Based in beautiful Mid Wales, the Centre overlooks the Snowdonia National Park, renowned for its stunning scenery and outdoor activities.

Along with a range of interactive displays, there are working examples of environmentally responsible buildings, renewable energy generation, sustainability in the home, organic growing, composting and waste management, each demonstrating what we can do to reduce our impact on the planet. At a time when news about the environment can be gloomy and pessimistic, CAT aims to put forward a positive solutions-based approach to looking after our planet. These displays are not just for show; they are part of a thriving, sustainable organisation run on renewable energy generated on site.

There are plenty of opportunities to find inspiration, learn about sustainability and get hands-on with their displays, but CAT also provides an environment where visitors can simply relax.

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The Oriel Cric Gallery

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The Oriel CRiC Gallery, upstairs in the CRiC, is a beautiful space which showcases creative excellence at its best. The programme of group exhibitions per year features art in various mediums: painting, printmaking, sculpture, ceramics, glass, and jewellery.

Visit their website here for information on all the exhibitions they have going on

Abergavenny Museum

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Abergavenny Museum is set in the grounds of a 'ruined' Norman Castle, where you can enjoy a picnic during the summer and a brisk walk on colder days. The museum building was formerly a hunting lodge built by the Marquess of Abergavenny.

The displays tell the story of this historic market town from prehistory through to the present day.

Visit their website here for information on any of the special events they have going on.

Oriel Davies Gallery in Newtown

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Oriel Davies Gallery is a key public art gallery of Wales, based in Newtown, rural Powys presenting world-class, thought-provoking and challenging art by national and international artists in an environment that is welcoming, engaging, informative and free. The Gallery and exhibition spaces are family-friendly, physically accessible and ideal for experiencing contemporary art.

Visit their website here for information on all the exhibitions they have going on