Attraction in Machynlleth

Centre for Alternative Technology
Mid Wales

SY20 9AZ
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A water-balanced cliff railway (operating from Easter through October), offers a dramatic entrance to CAT's seven-acre display site. The Centre is run largely on home-grown renewable electricity and displays include solar, wind and water power. Environmental building, organic growing, pest and weed control and composting are also well represented.

The children, meanwhile, will be at the hands-on displays, from the wave tank to the water and solar pumps. That's if you can move them on from the animals and the adventure playground and haven't lost them in the Transport Maze! Megan the Mole is always a big hit, too. Her underground 'Mole-Hole' offers an intriguing taste of life in the soil.

The Shop has a unique range of books and products and the cafeteria restaurant offers tasty vegetarian lunches and refreshments.

CAT is inspiring, informative and fun. You'll be amazed at how nature has reclaimed this former slate quarry, transforming it into a truly beautiful place.


Tourist Info Number: +44 (0)1654 702 401
Months Open: Jan - Dec
Discount for Groups: Yes
Contact Name for Groups: Ann MacGarry
Admission Price: adults 5.20 (winter), 7.20 (summer)
Children: 3.10 & 4.10
Seniors/Students/Concessions: 4.10 & 5.10
Catering: Vegetarian self-service restaurant

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