An Industrial Revolution, powered by water since 1584!
The history of Aberdulais
It’s the winter of 1584 and Queen Elizabeth I needs to indulge in a bit of what we now call quantitative easing.
Milling played an important part in the history of Aberdulais, and the power of water was harnessed for new industries.
How Aberdulais supplied the world with a revolutionary new technology - tinplate.
American protectionism dealt a fatal blow to the tinplate industry in Wales, leaving Aberdulais to descend into half a century of decay and dereliction.
Modern day Aberdulais...
Explore the objects and works of art we care for at Aberdulais on the National Trust Collections website