Restoration works begin at Carmarthenshire Museum
Restoring our museum and historic park
We are investing £1.2million at this site.
Restoration works are being carried out at this museum to ensure its future for the enjoyment of residents and visitors.
It will be closed to the public for up to 12 months for the works to be carried out safely and with minimal risk to visitors and collections.
Special events are planned, including ‘behind the scenes’ access to the Bishop’s Library.
The park is also being restored as part of the £2.34million Tywi Gateway Project and will remain open for visitors with events and activities throughout the year.
What works are being carried out?
Extensive repairs are being carried out to the roof, chimneys, stonework and dormer windows to help make the museum watertight. Works to the main entrance porch are also being undertaken to include restoration of the stonework and access improvements. These works are due to be completed by February 2020.
The Tywi Gateway Trust is also restoring the former palace outbuildings to create a café and learning space, and the park’s historic paths, walls and plantings. These works are due to be completed by June 2021.
Why are these works important?
This is the first step in a long-term plan to care for these nationally important historic buildings and park.
We are improving conditions in the museum so that the unique collections of fascinating art and antiquities from Carmarthenshire’s rich past can be better managed and made more accessible and for the benefit of visitors.
The park restoration and new visitor facilities will reveal hidden histories and open up new places to enjoy and explore.