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Half-term discount for families at National Cycle Museum

Children drawing a Penny Farthing at the National Cycle Museum.

The UK’s main cycle museum, based in Llandrindod Wells in Mid Wales, will be welcoming families with discounted entry during school half term fortnight later, starting next week.

The National Cycle Museum charts the history of the bicycle, with more than 260 cycles – many rare unusual – of all ages on display, ranging from an 1818 Hobby Horse and Victorian solid-tyred machines to classic lightweights and the latest carbon-fibre designs.

The museum, which has received various donated items since it reopened in August, is open Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 10am to 4pm and Fridays and Saturdays from 10am to 2pm, subject to current Covid-19 rules.

From October 19-31, one school age child will be allowed into the museum free with each paying adult. Children are asked to bring a pencil, paper and board with them if they would like a rare chance to sketch a Penny Farthing or an unusual American  Eagle cycle, which are two of the most popular displays.

The museum would, under normal circumstances, supply the drawing items, but Covid rules stipulate that it’s safer for children to bring their own.

Located in the Automobile Palace building in Temple Street, the museum was officially opened in 1997 to house the private cycle collections of by Tom Norton and David Higman, curator from 1997-2010.