History Matters has been working with the support of the Powis Estate and Cadw to create a host of special events at Ty Mawr medieval hall near Castle Caereinion, Montgomeryshire in Mid Wales.
This medieval aisled hall dates from 1460, was restored in 1998 and now opens its doors to the public whilst hosting special living history displays and re-enactments.
We planned to develop an outdoor education centre for the teaching of 'hands on history' and as a centre for traditional skills and crafts in the setting of an open air archaeological museum where we can undertake experimental archaeology.
Photo: Alex Sir William Stanley's Household June 2010
Working with students of all ages and volunteers from across the globe we aimed to authentically construct a medieval timber-framed barn, a medieval kitchen, pottery kiln and medicinal herb garden and outdoor bread ovens.
Starting in the summer of 2009 we hosted a group of 12 International Volunteers with the UNA Exchange Wales to start developing the site.
2010 was 550 years since the building of Ty Mawr aisled hall which we celebrated with our special events and Open Days.....
The Storming of Ty Mawr 2010.
History Matters is no longer operating from or developing projects at Ty Mawr due to the recent death of our patron (and the custodian) at the property.