Corwen Museum is pleased to announce their Open Weekend on Saturday 29th February and Sunday 1st March.  The museum will be open from 11.00 am to 4.00 pm and visitors will be able to see the two exciting new exhibitions:Artists and Authors connected to Edeyrnion’ andWW2 Evacuees to Corwen’.

Local authors John Cowper Powys and Elena Puw Morgan are featured, and we are very fortunate to have been given a number of artefacts by the Cowper Powys Society and the loan of artefacts from the granddaughters of Elena Puw Morgan.  Thomas Pennant was an author who wrote about his travels in Wales, including Edeyrnion, and whose books were illustrated by Welsh artists John Ingleby and Moses Griffith.  Edward Pugh of Ruthin wrote a Welsh guidebook entitled Cambria Depicta and illustrated it himself.  We will have prints of some of their local watercolours on display and wish to thank the Dee Valley AONB for supporting this exhibition through their Picturesque Landscapes project.

The WW2 Evacuees exhibition tells the story of the schoolchildren who came to live in the Corwen area from Cathcart School in Birkenhead to escape the bombing.  We want people who remember the evacuees or who were evacuees themselves to tell us of their experiences to enhance what is already an exciting addition to the Museum.

There will also be a display of puppets made by local people and children to celebrate the 1919 Corwen National Eisteddfod and to tell the story of our last Prince of Wales, Owain Glyndŵr.  These puppets bring a new and exciting dimension to the Museum and we are thrilled to have them. 

We are also pleased to announce a new Children’s Painting Competition.  Over the Open Weekend, local schoolchildren will be bringing in their artwork, showing their favourite local landscape, and they will be displayed in the Museum.  Prizes will be given on the afternoon of Saturday 21st March, an afternoon given over to storytelling for young and old alike.