Reopening of Yr Ysgwrn to the public

Awdurdod Parc Eryri / Snowdonia National Park

20/03/2017 - 20/06/2017


Blaenau Ffestiniog
LL41 4UW

Reopening of Yr Ysgwrn – home of the bard Hedd Wyn, who was posthumously awarded the bardic chair of 1917 having been killed during the Battle of Passchendaele a few weeks previously – to the public following redevelopment. Some of the main changes will be:

• Opening the farmhouse to the public, including the buttery, the pantry and the bedrooms with interpretation in these rooms focusing on the life and work of Hedd Wyn

• Converting Beudy Llwyd (an old cow house) to a welcome building which will include a reception, cafe, education room, study room and an exhibition room

• Restoring Beudy Tŷ (an old barn) to include a film about the Great War, interpretation of rural life and culture of the period, and adapting the building to enable events to be held there

• Turn the Pigsty to a Bat House

• Demolish the existing agricultural shed and build a new environmentally friendly shed (with grass roof), in its place

• In addition, there will be a specific car park for visitors and a biomass boiler will be built next to the pigsty.