Yr Ysgwrn, Trawsfynydd

Constructing Excellence

Yr Ysgwrn and its associated farm buildings were purchased by Snowdonia National Park Authority in March 2012. Since then, a grant of approximately £3.1million was secured from the HLF to safeguard the structures and collection of chattels, furniture and objects, and to establish Yr Ysgwrn as an innovative museum and visitor destination which reflected Yr Ysgwrn’s timeless message about culture, society and war for an increasing number of visitors to the site.

Following over a year of planning, conservation and development works started on site in November 2015. Between clearing out the pigsty and farmhouse, several treasures were found. These include a beautiful slate
wall that was hiding under some damaged layers of wall paper in the maid’s room and some old family books in the pigsty. North Wales builders, R. L. Davies also began working on the new agriculture shed, located a step away from the farm’s historic core.

Grosvenor Construction, a heritage specialist company based in Kinmel Bay started their conservation work at Yr Ysgwrn. Their work included the main work on the historical buildings such as the pigsty, Beudy Llwyd and of course, the farmhouse itself.

In June 2017, the door of Yr Ysgwrn re-opened to the public and the site was officially opened in September 2017.