Admission to Oriel Davies Gallery is always free. The Gallery is open Monday to Saturday 10am - 5pm. The Café closes at 4.30pm. The Café, Shop and Meeting Room always remain open during changeover of exhibitions. The Gallery is open on Bank Holidays, but please contact the gallery for Christmas and New Year opening times as these may vary.
Christmas & New Year opening 2015-16
24 December 10am - 4pm
25, 26 December CLOSED
28, 29, 30 December 10am - 5pm
31 December 10am - 4pm
1 January CLOSED
2 January 10am - 5pm
4 January CLOSED
Oriel Davies Gallery is located in Newtown, Powys - a pretty and lively town in rural mid Wales. The Gallery is situated next to the coach station and main car park, overlooking the town park. The full postal address for Oriel Davies Gallery is: Oriel Davies Gallery, The Park, Newtown, Powys SY16 2NZ
From Newtown train station which is about a 7 minute walk, take the footpath opposite the station exit and alongside the supermarket down to the main road (New Road). Cross straight over at the lights and continue up New Church Street. Cross at the pedestrian crossing into the park. The Gallery is beside the park, on the right hand side. From the town centre, walk to the end of High Street or through the Bear Lanes shopping centre towards the Bus Station. Oriel Davies Gallery is located between the Bus and Coach Station and the park.
Keep on the A483 (New Road) into Newtown, and turn into New Church Street, besides a large Church building. After 600m, turn left into Newtown’s Back Lane car park which is pay-and-display. Oriel Davies Gallery is located just 50 metres from the car park on the edge of the town park. There are two blue badge holder spaces at the side of the gallery. It is advisable to phone in advance if you wish to reserve these spaces.
The nearest train station is Newtown (Powys) operated by Arriva Trains Wales and is a 7 minute walk to Oriel Davies Gallery. Direct train services run from: Birmingham (1hr 40mins), Shrewsbury, (40mins), Telford (1hr), Wolverhampton (1hr 20mins), Aberystwyth (1hr 20mins) and Machynlleth (1hr 40mins). To plan your journey to Newtown, please visit National Rail Enquiries. www.nationalrail.co.uk
Taxis can usually be found at the taxi rank outside the station. There are a number of local cab companies, including Station Cars (01686 621818) and Goldstar Services (01686 628895). For wheelchair accessible taxis, please ring Dial-a-Ride (01686 622566) who normally need 24 hours notice.
By bus and coach
Oriel Davies Gallery is located immediately adjacent to the Newtown bus and coach station and is well served by local and national bus routes to many towns including Shrewsbury, Wrexham, Llandrindod Wells, Kington, Montgomery and Llandovery, as well as National Express coach services to further destinations such as London, Birmingham and Aberystwyth.
Coaches can be parked immediately adjacent to Oriel Davies Gallery in Newtown’s main car park at Back Lane in designated coach spaces. There is a daily charge.