Wednesday, 6 November 2013

Princes of Gwynedd displays begin to appear

At Tourist Information Centres and Cadw sites there is beginning to appear a series of exhibitions relating to the Princes of Gwynedd, the line of princes that was extinguished in 1282 by the triumph of Edward the 1st. These exhibitions aim to reacquaint local people and visitors with this important part of Welsh history. As with so many exhibitions dependant on technology, there have been a number of teething problems and the exhibitions at Betws y Coed and Criccieth were out of order when we visited. However, the exhibition at Beddgelert was fully intact and very impressive.

The exhibition occupies a prominent position in the T.I.C.

This is a touch screen which is very popular with children. The historical story is presented in a popular way, very much in the tradition of "Horrible Histories".

Here is the sound area, where mediaeval music can be heard together with bardic stories relating to the Llewelyns.

This is an instructive wall map which shows the historic sites which can still be visited relating to the Llewelyns.

This is a picture of the hill Dinas Emrys, located just outside Beddgelert, and speaks of the legend of the two dragons.

According to the legend, the red dragon represents Wales and the white dragon represents the Saxons. The two are locked in battle beneath the hill.

1 comment:

  1. I work for blackbox-av the company that designed and installed the hub, happy to see it's working as planned and people are enjoying it! :D