22 June 2022
Brecon’s showpiece attraction y Gaer will continue to include Sunday as part of its opening week thanks to a generous grant from the town council.
Brecon Town Council has provided a further £40,000 to support recreation activities and exhibitions at y Gaer to help promote tourism and encourage visitors to the town.
Cllr David Selby, Powys County Council’s Cabinet Member for a More Prosperous Powys, said: “y Gaer is an important cultural and historic attraction in Brecon with an impressive library and museum. As the tourist season reaches its peak, we want to maximise use of our facility and our thanks go to Brecon Town Council for providing this generous grant.
“The funding will be used to support events and activities, and extra staff for Sunday opening so that as many visitors as possible can enjoy the unique town centre attraction.”
Cllr David Meredith, Mayor of Brecon, said: “Brecon Town Council, in recognising the significant importance of such a fantastic facility in the centre of town, agreed to made a significant contribution to ensure that it could be open on Sundays for not only the benefit of the local residents, but for visitors to the town.”
y Gaer is busy planning for this year’s Summer Reading Challenge for children and communities as well as delivering a programme of activities that support innovation and creativity through the theme of “Gadgeteers”.
Last month (May) saw the welcomed return of the popular storytime sessions for young children, which will be complemented by messy play activities later this month.
This summer will also see lots of family engagement events with the Summer of Fun at y Gaer.
A very special touring exhibition from Amgueddfa Cymru National Museum Wales, CELF AR Y CYD on Tour, will also visit y Gaer and will feature the public’s favourite works of art from Wales’ national collection.