Visiting Tŷ Mawr Wybrnant in 2023
This year we’ll be testing new approaches for sharing Tŷ Mawr’s fascinating story and celebrating its huge cultural significance. We’re working with partners to offer an exciting programme of monthly open days, each with a different theme. We’ll be sharing all our updates here.
The farmhouse will be open every Tuesday, 12 - 4pm, from 25 July - 26 September. As well as Sunday 10 September, 10am- 4pm for the Open Doors Festival.
This year the exhibition room will be open daily from 2 April – 1 October, giving visitors the opportunity to learn about the stories of Tŷ Mawr.Visitors are also welcome to enjoy the garden, grounds and explore nearby paths during their visit.
Please note the toilets will be open when the farmhouse is open.
To reach Tŷ Mawr head to Penmachno and follow brown signs from there, do not follow sat nav or come via A470.
Monthly open days
We’re celebrating Tŷ Mawr’s story and significance by working alongside partners on a series of monthly open days, each exploring a different theme. These will run from 2 April – 1 October, 11am – 4pm, on the first Sunday of the month and are free to attend. As part of the open days the farmhouse will be open and there will be a selection of Bibles to view.
What's coming up next?
3 September, 2pm - 'From William Salesbury to William Morgan: the Renaissance in the Conwy Valley?'
A conversation in the company of Peredur Lynch (Professor in Welsh & Medieval Literature at Bangor University), Gruffudd Antur (Research Fellow at University of Wales Centre for Advanced Welsh & Celtic Studies) and local historian Eryl Owain. Spaces are limited and booking is essential. Please email us to reserve your place on what promises to be a facinating discussion.
1 October - New chapter of Tŷ Mawr
For our last monthly open day of the year we'll be focussing on Ty Mawr's more recent past. With an exhibition of old photos from the restoration of the farmhouse in the 80s and an opportunity to share your memories.
What else has been happening this year?
2 April: Celebrating an old treasure, through young voices
We were thrilled to team up with Ysgol Ysbyty Ifan and Ysgol Llanddoged to share the story of Tŷ Mawr through the voices of the next generation. During March we facilitated exciting opportunities for the pupils to learn new skills, while challenging them to create a map route and record sounds, which will be available for families and schools visiting Tŷ Mawr. We showcased their work on the first open day, 2 April and on Good Friday.
7 May: Step back into medieval Wales
We discovered the mysteries of Wybrnant on a guided walk with local historian, Eryl Owain. The 3.5 mile took in Fedw Deg, the home of Llywelyn the Great's descendants, a place with a long and turbulent history. Bwlch-y-maen's grand old farmhouse and Gyfyng's old chapel and school - the center of social life in the area long ago - finishing back at Tŷ Mawr.
4 June – Welsh in our landscape
We learnt more about the work of Cymdeithas Enwau Lleoedd Cymru with visitors contributing to a map of place names.
2 July - Picnic on the lawn with Elidyr Glyn
Welsh folk singer, Elidyr Glyn, performed a lovely acoustic set on the lawn to over 60 visitors.
6 August - Activities for the family
Step back in time to discover what the house would have been like in the Tudor Age, listen to the scoundscape created by Ysbyty Ifan and Llanddoged schools.
12 August, 11am Pabell y Cymdeithasu 1, Maes Esiteddfod Genedlaethol, Boduan.
'From William Salesbury to William Morgan: the Renaissance in the Conwy Valley?'
We visited the Eisteddfod where we hosted a facinating conversation in the company of Peredur Lynch (Professor in Welsh & Medieval Literature at Bangor University), Gruffudd Antur (Research Fellow at University of Wales Centre for Advanced Welsh & Celtic Studies) and local historian Eryl Owain.
Explore the birthplace of Bishop William Morgan the translator of the Bible into Welsh. Tŷ Mawr Wybrnant sits in a quiet hidden valley on the edge of Penmachno near Betws y Coed.
Learn about an important chapter in the history of the Welsh language whilst exploring the grounds of Tŷ Mawr Wybrnant and wider Cwm Wybrnant valley with your dog.
Explore the Tudor garden, with over 140 different plants providing the house with food, medicine and air fresheners.