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Llantarnam Grange Arts Centre, Cwmbran
(4.4/5 based on 30 reviews on the web)
Llantarnam Grange Arts Centre is located within a 19th-century Victorian manor house in Cwmbrân and is the regional centre for the applied arts in south-east Wales. It presents exhibitions promoting the applied arts and an extensive education and participation schemes of work to the local community. The Arts Centre is a registered charity governed via a voluntary Board of Trustees and is a revenue-funded client of the Arts Council of Wales. It holds a Service Level Agreement with the local Torfaen County Borough Council. Additional funding comes from Monmouthshire County Council, Cwmbrân Community Council, Croesyceiliog & Llanyrafon Community Council and independent trusts and foundations.BackgroundLlantarnam Grange is on the site of a much earlier property owned by Llantarnam Abbey, called Gelli Las. Some time after 1871 it became a farmhouse known as Llantarnam Grange. When the last occupier died in 1952, the building was purchased by Cwmbrân Development Corporation, becoming a postal sorting office. In April 1966 it reopened as Llantarnam Grange Societies Club. It was a place for club meetings, theatre performances and art exhibitions before being taken over as an arts centre by the trustees of Llantarnam Grange in 1983.The Main Gallery and Gallery 2The Main Gallery and Gallery 2 house six temporary exhibitions throughout the year . At various times exhibitions of work from the local community are also displayed.
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TripAdvisor
  • A great Arts Centre where there's always something interesting to see. Their coffee shop is worth a visit for lunch or to try one of their delicious array of cakes. 
  • Shared afternoon tea here with my mum and sister. It was really delicious and being in such interesting surroundings made a real change from the usual restaurants we go to. All food is made on the pre...  more »
  • Been here 3 times for afternoon tea and i will continue to go back, lovely food and lovely staff, a lot of selection with the sandwiches and any dietary requirements taken care of, it is a must go def...  more »
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  • great place - amazing applied art exhibitions, great craft shop and cafe. I believe they also do a lot of works with schools and run kids workshops during the school holidays. An oasis in the middle of Cwmbran