This fascinating museum is easily spotted half way down one of Usk’s most picturesque street, New Market Street. The Museum portrays life in the Welsh borders as it was at any time between about 1850 and the end of World War II. The contents are housed in an ancient malt barn and adjoining buildings. They have been collected by a group of local enthusiasts determined that the equipment and machinery on which people depended in their day to day lives should be preserved for posterity.
Here you can see a typical farmhouse kitchen, or dairy; you can look in on the blacksmith, the wheelwright, the cobbler; see all the farmer’s equipment, from tractors to cheese presses. You can learn about coopering and cider making. For gadget freaks there are scores of items ranging from a wooden washing machine to a Victorian knife cleaner. Plenty for transport enthusiasts, too – including a splendid penny farthing bicycle and magnificent farm wagons.
First week in March - October 31st
Tuesday – Saturday 10.30 – 17.00.
Photo Credit to Jenny Potter