Wales and the Sea - Harlech Castle


A new exhibition entitled, Cymru a’r Môr /Wales and the Sea, and inspired by the stories and images from the archive collections of the Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Wales, the National Library of Wales and Amgueddfa Cymru – National Museum Wales, and Cadw is now on display at Plas Mawr.  Themes of the exhibition include Tales from the Deep, Inspiration from the Sea, Castles and Cloaks, Peril between the Waves as well as the more light-hearted Beside the Seaside.  This exhibition was created to celebrate the magnificent coast, dramatic seascapes, and active inland waterways of Wales, all of which, teem with life, adventure and legend. These waters have shaped not only the coastline of Wales, but also the history and imagination of the Welsh people. Notable images in the exhibition include the painting of Forest Cove, Cardigan Bay (1883) by the Pre-Raphaelite artist John Brett (1831–1902), a sea chart of Aberystwyth Bay by Lewis Morris, the self-taught hydrographer from Anglesey (1701–65), and an early depiction of coracle men by Julius Caesar Ibbetson on the banks of the River Teifi.

The exhibition will be on display at Harlech Castle, from 18 July to 12 August 2019

Dates, times and prices

18 Jul - 12 Aug 2019

11.00am - 4.00pm

Adult - £7.30
Family - £21.20
Member - Free/Am Ddim
Disabled and companion - Free/Am Ddim
Normal admission charges for this site apply to this event

Location information

Facilities and information

Cycle stands Dogs welcome Exhibition Gift shop No smoking Charging car park Portable induction loop Refreshments Toilets
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Postcode LL44 2YH

Car Road A496 from Barmouth, A487/A496 from Porthmadog.

Rail Rail 200m/220yards, Shrewsbury-Machynlleth/Pwllheli route.

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For further information, please contact: Traveline Cymru on 0800 464 0000 or National Rail Enquiries on 03457 48 49 50.