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Centre for Alternative Technology

  • Machynlleth
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Ages 4+
  • Tourist Attractions

Attraction Information

Surrounded by 7 acres of beautiful woodlands, Centre for Alternative Technology or Canolfan y Dechnoleg Amgen in Machynlleth, is an educational charity which inspires thousands of families each year to get involved and make a positive impact on environmental change. Offering hands-on displays, adventure play and woodland trails buzzing with wildlife, the Centre for Alternative Technology is a great day out for your whole family.

Kids can learn about renewable energy, recycling and organic growing through a range of interactive displays. You’ll discover something new and exciting every time you visit, as tours, short courses and family-friendly events take place at the Centre all through the year. You can even ride the great cliff railway (Easter to October)!

For nature lovers, the Centre for Alternative Technology offers a woodland Quarry Trail to explore, a woodlands activity area and a Bee Hut where you can learn all about bees. Time to learn about looking after our planet!

  • Learn about saving the planet
  • Interactive displays, woodlands trails & more
  • Great cliff railway (Easter to October)

Opening hours

Monday to Sunday 10:00 - 17:00

Monday to Sunday 10:00 16:00


General Admission
Adults: £8.50
Kids (4-16): £4.00
Under 4's: Free
Concession: £7.50

Travel & Contact Information


Llwyngwern Quarry, Machynlleth, Powys, SY20 9AZ, Wales

Phone number

01654 705950



Click here to visit Centre for Alternative Technology's website.

FAQ & Additional Information

Yes, there is parking onsite.

Yes, there are toilets, accessible toilets and baby changing facilities.

Yes, there are baby changing facilities.

Yes, you can bring a picnic.

Yes, there is an onsite restaurant and snacks are available.

Yes, Centre for Alternative Technology is wheelchair friendly and has accessible toilets.

Yes, Centre for Alternative Technology have stated they are pushchair friendly.

Dogs are welcome

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