The Old School Museum & Gallery
Welcome to Radnorshire arts and Crafts Foundation,
A group of Artists and Crafts people working in Radnorshire who came together to promote and exhibit handmade and artisan crafts. Inspired by the most beautiful countryside we reflect our appreciation for our surroundings by working in natural materials, drawing from traditional crafts and exploring true artistry to create something new for today.
We began life in 2010 teaching and running Artist and Makers events, in 2017 we took on The Old School in Whitton, Radnorshire where we hoped to set up A Museum Gallery and Teaching Facility
The old school has a delightful history it was bequeathed by A local Lady, 'Dame Anna Child' in 1703 for the education of local children, the old schoolrooms built in 1834, lend themselves perfectly to their new use as a Museum, whilst the modern extension houses a Gallery and teaching space
The Old School
The Old School is the new home of the Museum of Welsh Textiles, the Museum occupies the original School Rooms built in 1834 , The New wing Houses the Gallery and Teaching space.
The Museum is dedicated to the history of the Welsh Textile Industry, and exhibits a different Selection from the collection each year. allowing a rare glimpse into the craftsmanship of the past,
The Gallery shows a selection of contemporary work from local Artists and Makers,
Throughout the year we hold a variety of Classes and Study days where you can learn more about the history and the techniques used in the production of some of the exhibits shown in the Museum and Gallery.