Explore the fascinating world of the Victorian judges at this award-winning historic house.

Some of the staff's favourite things

Stella Mitchell's Land of Lost Content - the National Museum of British Popular Culture, Craven Arms - it's an incredible collection and only a few miles away from us

The amazing Georgian home and collection of Sir John Soane, London

The Prince Regent's unbeatable Royal Pavillion, Brighton

The Pitt Rivers Museum, Oxford - fascinating collection of anthropology & world archaeology

Follow the Tweets of the Natural History Museum, New York's big blue whale - yes, that's right, we said whale!

The Old Operating Theatre Museum, London is both strange and fascinating

Dennis Sever's House - a combination of British creativity and quirkiness (ok, Mr Sever was American)

An amazing collection of cycles at The National Cycle Museum in neighbouring Llandrindod Wells


Finding out more about Victorians

Down House, home of the great Charles Darwin

Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery's resources on the Pre-Raphelites

Ironbridge - a beautiful place with a great group of museums -  near us too

Victoria & Albert's glorious house, Osborne...and whilst we're talking about the royal couple, try the Victoria & Albert Museum

The BBC's Victorian history resources for Primary Schools

Virtual Victorians web resources

Museum of Childhood

Find out more about Victorians on the move, plus loads more cycling info at the National Cycle Museum, only down the road from us, in Llandrindod Wells

The Galleries of Justice in Nottingham have lots of crime & punishment resources

The BBC History site has quite a lot of Victorian info

Champions of Victorian &  Edwardian architecture, The Victorian Society


Wonderful museum resources

Find all the lastest news, reviews and info on thousands of museums and galleries in the UK at Culture24

The British Museum - not just an amazing place, with an amazing collection, but an amazing website too!

The National Museums & Galleries of Wales

Browse through some of the best of Welsh museum collections at People's Collection Wales


About our area

Presteigne's own town website is www.presteigne.org.uk

Knighton, our nearest Welsh town (6 miles)

Kington, our nearest English town (6 miles)

More on the history of Powys can be found here

Find out more about Mid Wales

Explore Wales' built heritage with CADW - abbeys, house and castles...oh those castles!

Great Days Out



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Strange But True

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    These were special dog tongs used for removing badly behaved dogs from church during services.  There is still a pair in St Beuno's Church, Clynnog Fawr, North Wales


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