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Llanidloes Powys Wales
Llanidloes Museum of Local History and Industry was established in 1930 within the town's old Market Hall, a Grade I listed, timber building and the only example surviving on its original site in Wales. In 1993 it was decided to separate the museum collections from their venue in order to preserve the building itself and to meet the standards of collection care, access and interpretation for the artefacts. <br><br>In 1995 the museum reopened in a new site within the ground floor of the Town Hall. This is a Grade 2 listed building, dating from 1907, situated on the main street and the natural venue for the local museum. <br><br>In the year 2000, thanks to the generosity of Llanidloes Town Council the Museum was able to take over an extra room within the Town Hall thus doubling its size. A grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund and partnership funding from Kite Country and Powys County Council enabled the Museum to expand and improve its displays and make a larger proportion of the collections accessible to the visitor. The new, refurbished museum opened on the 30th May 2001.<br><br> The new Museum layout is divided into logical sections reflecting the nature and type of the collections. In the entrance hall the visitors will find up-to-date material about other attractions in the area and similar information. The area will also be used for small temporary displays as well as for education purposes.
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