Brecknock Museum and Art Gallery

This expanding cultural centre is home to Brecon's principal local history and art collections.

Housed in the impressive, Grade II* listed Brecknock Shire Hall and Assize Court buildings, Brecknock Museum and Art Gallery has exhibitions from local prehistory to the Dark Ages, Brecknockshire town and country life, natural history, art and historical objects.

Following a successful Heritage Lottery Fund bid, a major programme of restoration and refurbishment is underway. The project will include the creation of a new public library, café, shop, sculpture garden and car park.

Visiting Brecknock Museum and Art Gallery

The museum and gallery will reopen once the restoration and refurbishment works are complete. For updates, check the Powys County Council website (

How to get there

Brecknock Museum and Art Gallery is in Brecon town centre.

OS grid reference

Explorer Map OL12 or Landranger Map 160 - SO045284

Opening times

Mon–Fri 9am–5pm. Currently closed, until further notice.


Brecknock Museum & Art Gallery, Captain's Walk, Brecon LD3 7DS, tel 01874 624121,


Book and gift shop, café, library and sculpture garden being built


Street parking nearby, car park being built


Inside the museum


The main entrance of this impressive building is up a flight of stone steps with handrails with lifts and stair lifts to exhibits on the different levels. Ring the bell for wheelchair access. There are two disabled parking bays situated directly in front of the museum.

Image © John Grayson