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Views over museum revamp sought
Brecknock Museum and Art Gallery (picture: Powys Council)
Brecknock Museum and Art Gallery was built in 1842
People are being asked to help shape plans to revamp a museum and art gallery in Powys.

Several ideas about how to restore Brecknock Museum and Art Gallery in Brecon have gone on display at an exhibition.

The 166-year-old building is said to be in desperate need of renovation and is set to receive 400,000 towards repairs from its owners Powys Council.

The local authority is also working on a National Lottery Heritage Fund bid.

The Grade-II star listed building needs repairs to its Victorian stonework and its leaking roof.

Powys Council said last November that 250,000 would be spent on renovation work, while an additional 150,000 would go towards match funding a Heritage Lottery Fund grant.

Arts and culture

Powys Council said several ideas for the building were being explored.

Councillor Gareth Morgan, who is responsible for arts and culture, said: "We are very excited about the possibilities open to us.

"At the exhibition we will have several broad brush stroke plans on display and more information about the project. We encourage people to use this opportunity to have their say and help shape the future plans."

The exhibition will run until 16 February between 1000 GMT and 1630 GMT.



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