Oriel Plas Glyn y Weddw

Wales' Oldest Art Gallery

Oriel Plas Glyn y Weddw

Oriel Plas Glyn y Weddw has recently celebrated its centenary and a half making it not only one of Wales’ most picturesque art venues but also its oldest. Nestling in the village of Llanbedrog on the Llŷn Peninsula, in an area of outstanding natural beauty.

The Grade II* listed dower house, built in 1856/57 for Lady Elizabeth Love Jones-Parry of Madryn Estate, is a prime example of a Victorian Gothic mansion and is situated on the southern coast of the Llŷn Peninsula.

Plas Glyn y Weddw has a long association with art as it was purpose built to house the widow's own art collection. With its magnificent Jacobean staircase, hammer beam roof and 10 airy gallery spaces, it rightly bears the name Gallery in the Vale of the Widow.

Plas Glyn y Weddw house monthly exhibitions by premier artists from Wales and beyond. The Plas has 6 exhibiting galleries including a print room and history room. Each space is named after people associated with the Plas - ‘Oriel Andrews’ and ‘Oriel ap Tomos’. The Plas is a commercial gallery with all exhibiting works for sale.

You can experience adult and children’s art workshops, lectures, craft fairs, popular musical concerts along with many other events throughout the year.

Lost Woodland

After being closed for 70 years, the network of paths weaving through the Winllan woodland are again open to the public.

The network of paths offer a choice of circular walks including part of the Wales Coastal Path. The new amphitheatre is a stage for open air concerts and performances, as well as being a facility for workshops and heritage interpretation centre.

Opening Hours

10am - 5pm daily

Open 7 days a week from May to October

Closed Tuesdays outside of school holidays from October to May

Limited opening in January

Café

Toilets

Car Park

Free Entry