Art & Design in North Wales

A selection of art galleries and centres throughout the region:

A piece of artwork

Aberystwyth Arts Centre

A department of Aberystwyth University, this is one of the UK's most vibrant art centres with theatre, music, art, film, dance and opera.

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Room in an art gallery

Plas Glyn y Weddw Art Gallery, Llanbedrog

Not only one of Wale's most picturesque art venues but also its oldest. Nestling in the village of Llanbedrog on the Llŷn Peninsula, in an area of outstanding natural beauty, the Gothic styled Mansion was built in 1857 as a Dower house for Lady Elizabeth Jones Parry of the Madryn Estate. Art gallery, lovely tea rooms, attractive grounds with sea views.

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Craft centre

Ruthin Craft Centre

This amazing development designed by Sergison Bates comprises a dynamic zinc and cast stone building with undulating roofs to echo the surrounding Clwydian hills. Includes 3 galleries, 3 artist studios, retail gallery, education and residency workshops, tourist information gateway and café with courtyard terrace.

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Weaving tool and fabric

Trefiw Woolen Mill

See the weaving and hydro-electric turbines at Trefriw Woollen Mills in the beautiful Conwy Valley. Tour the museum and see the machines on which the raw wool is transformed into beautiful bedspreads, tapestries and tweeds. Most of the machinery dates back to the 1950s or 1960s and shows the textile processes introduced in the Industrial Revolution.

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