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April Showers? Explore a Museum in mid Wales!

Updated: Jul 11, 2023

If you’ve visited Penrhos Park in April, you’ll know all about the glorious weather and bright, clear days but you’ll also know that our location is susceptible to the odd downpour! But, as they say, April showers bring May flowers so when it does rain, we embrace the weather and know that summer is just around the corner. We can’t wait for days of glorious, warm sunshine beaming down on our caravan park in West Wales, where we can relax, sunbathe and enjoy ourselves just the way we want.

However, if the rain seems to be going on for longer than expected and you’re keen to get out and about, don’t fret as we have you covered! At Penrhos Park, we’ve got every need and want catered for, for all the family! From the Penrhos swimming pool, indoor games room, sauna, on-site playground and more, when you visit us you’ll never be short of anything to do!

The museums in mid Wales are a great way to spend time, even when it’s not a rainy day! Explore the heritage of Wales and learn more about fascinating passages of history, alongside artifacts and items of interest.

So, get in the car and head to any of the museums below. Which one will you choose?

Ceredigion Museum - Coliseum, Terrace Road, Aberystwyth SY23 2AQ

This museum is set in the old Coliseum Theatre and is home to both permanent and temporary exhibitions showcasing the heritage and culture of Ceredigion. Many of the displays have been donated by locals and cover a range of diverse topics from seafaring, agriculture and even dentistry to toys and games, archaeology and art. The working mechanism of the old town clock is also on display, and you can find a reconstruction of the interior of a 19th century, one bedroom cottage. The museum is open throughout the year and has a gift shop, for you to purchase a souvenir to remember your visit.

Interior Fire Museum of Power - Castell Pridd, Tanygroes, Cardigan SA43 2JS

This award-winning museum is dedicated to the history of the internal combustion engine. Displays range from 1850s steam engines to computer-controlled diesel engines. There are 8 engines running at any one time and other engines are started and left to run throughout the day. The museum is open from Easter to October and also has a gift shop and a café that serves hot and cold drinks, sandwiches and cakes.

National Wool Museum - Dre-Fach, Velindre, Llandysul SA44 5UP

The National Wool Museum is a restored woollen mill that traces the heritage of wool making in the Teifi Valley and across Wales. As well as displaying historical machinery and woven goods, it is also a working mill, using traditional tools to produce high-quality woollen products. You can watch the process of how wool is made from fleece to fabric, and there’s a shop where you can buy woollen products which have been made on site.

Vale of Rheidol Railway - Park Avenue, Aberystwyth SY23 1PG

Running from March to November, the restored steam train takes you on a stunning 12-mile journey along the Rheidol Valley to Devil’s Bridge. There is a shop at both ends of the railway for light refreshments and gifts/souvenirs. The gift shop is open throughout the year. Tickets can be purchased online so make sure you get your tickets sorted before you arrive!

After your trip to the museum, head back to our holiday park in West Wales and put your feet up. Relax with a refreshing drink or a meal from our on-site restaurant and bar, or simply get cosy in your static home, log cabin or hotel room and plan the rest of your stay! Penrhos Park – a place where you can enjoy your stay, whatever the weather.


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