Hidden Heart of Wales - Welsh Culture & Architecture

A two-day study break for U3A members in the town of Aberystwyth on 18th to 19th April, based at The National Library of Wales, one of the six Legal Deposit Libraries in the United Kingdom and Ireland.

On the first day, workshops will provide delegates with a unique access to some of the rare and inspirational materials held at the Library, including manuscripts, artworks by leading Welsh artists, archives, architectural plans, early photography and sound recordings.

The second day will focus on other establishments in Aberystwyth that also preserve Wales’ rich cultural history; the Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Wales, Ceredigion Museum, and the Old College building, the first university college of the University of Wales, and now part of the Aberystwyth University campus. In addition to the wealth of materials stored at each repository, the venues themselves provide an interesting range of architectural types; the neo-classical façade of the National Library; the conical spires and castellated towers of the Old College, and the Edwardian theatre that houses Ceredigion Museum.

Attendance costs £40 including lunches and refreshments.

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