Covid-19 – Temporary closure of the gallery.

All of our exhibitions are postponed until further notice. We are looking forward to welcoming you back to the gallery as soon as it is safe to do so.

We cannot wait to open our doors again but want to make sure that we do this in a way that makes you feel as safe as possible. We would love to hear your views about Oriel Myrddin Gallery re-opening when it is safe and legal to do so, what would help make you feel comfortable and how you might like to interact with the gallery in the future. If you could take a few minutes to complete our survey we would very much appreciate it.

Your Views – Re-opening Oriel Myrddin Gallery post-lockdown

A decision has been made to close Oriel Myrddin Gallery until the end of June. The safety of our staff and users is of paramount importance in making this decision. We will issue a further statements and advice for users as soon as possible and where possible customers will also be contacted directly. This closure decision will be reviewed constantly, and for further details in the interim,  please visit the Oriel Myrddin Gallery website and check for updates on the Facebook and Twitter pages.


Furthermore, we understand that many of our customers are concerned following the latest government guidance and have been in touch to ask about the status of bookings and payments. We will not be charging customers during periods of closure and will be looking at options to freeze, defer, or reimburse payments where applicable.


As you will appreciate, we are receiving a lot of messages both online and telephone. We are unable to respond to all individual messages right now, but rest assured that we will be in contact with all customers as soon as possible, so please bear with us.  These are unprecedented times, and we will of course do all we can to help our customers during these challenging times.


Oriel Myrddin Gallery is the main publicly funded art and craft gallery for the south-west Wales region, presenting an ambitious contemporary programme of temporary exhibitions. Located in a listed Victorian building in the centre of Carmarthen, the gallery is pivotal to the cultural energy and identity of the town.

The egalitarian and aspirational principals of the organisation, that were laid down on the official opening of the Carmarthen School of Art in 1892, were transferred to the Oriel Myrddin Trust on the opening of Oriel Myrddin Gallery in 1991. These core principles remain central to the gallery activity today; the foundation of which is to operate an inclusive, free art gallery engaging, challenging and enabling local and regional visitors of all ages, backgrounds and abilities to participate in the gallery’s exhibitions and education programmes.

Oriel Myrddin Gallery is supported by The Arts Council of Wales


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