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Tregaron Kite Centre and Museum

Tregaron Kite Centre and MuseumThere is a reconstructed Victorian school room in the old church school at the Kite Centre in Tregaron. It includes pupils' desks; a teacher's desk; blackboard; slates and slate pencils; a Welsh Not; a cane and some costumes for the girls to wear. Local volunteers are sometimes available to talk to the children or give a lesson in a Victorian style.

The Kite Centre and Museum is run entirely by volunteers who are members of the Friends of Tregaron Kite Centre and Museum. The Museum was established by Kite Country, Tregaron Community Council, Curiad Caron, Ceredigion County Council and the Welsh Tourist Board.

Tregaron Kite Centre and MuseumSchool groups can arrange a visit to the museum to use the room for a Victorian style lesson, by appointment.

The school room contains:

  • Old school desks of different types and age
  • Church pews (Tregaron and other churches were sometimes used for lessons)
  • These desks and seats are sufficient for about 25 children
  • Teacher's desk
  • Blackboard (chalk available)
  • Abacus
  • Modulator (with doh, ray, mi etc)
  • Cupboards from the original school containing various objects such as ink bottles, old writing slates
  • Modern writing slates and slate pencils for children to use
  • Some pupils' costumes
  • Mounted (stuffed) animals of the type formerly common in many schools
  • Videos (and equipment) on local Natural History
  • Bilingual information sheets

Open

  • April-September: Monday-Saturday, 10.30am-4.30pm.
  • Open most weekends during winter from 12:00 pm - 4.00 pm.

Location

  • 200 yds from Tregaron Square, on road to LlanddewiBrefi. Follow the signs to the Kite Centre

Admission

  • Free (donations gratefully accepted)

Tel: (01974) 298977

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