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Centre for Alternative Technology

Machynlleth, Powys, Wales

  • Girl on slide at Centre for Alternative Technology in Machynlleth
  • Garden at Centre for Alternative Technology in Machynlleth
  • Kids outside visitor centre at Centre for Alternative Technology in Machynlleth

Attraction Information

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Suitable for ages: Babies and Toddlers (0-3), Young Children (4-8) and Older Children (9-12)

Venue type: Indoor, Outdoor

Centre for Alternative Technology or Canolfan y Dechnoleg Amgen, set in beautiful mid-Wales, inspires thousands of visitors each year with over 7 acres of gardens and hands on displays, to discover over 40 years of sustainability practice.

The centre teaches you all about the earth's natural resources. Discover details of renewable energy generation, such as wind and solar power, learn about composting and waste management, and organic growing. Explore working examples of environmentally responsible buildings, and find out fascinating facts from the range of interactive displays.

The centre also features an adventure playground, family maze and many different animals to visit, plus plenty of open space, where you can enjoy yourselves in natural surroundings. There is even a great cliff railway in the summer months!

There is an extensive programme of tours and events throughout the year, many of which are included in the ticket price, plus there is a great Information Centre on site that offers free advice on sustainable living. A positive, solutions based approach to the normally gloomy prospective of looking after the planet!


  • Wheelchair Friendly Wheelchair Friendly
  • Baby Changing Available Baby Changing Available
  • Disabled Toilets Available Disabled Toilets Available
  • Toilets Available Toilets Available
  • Parking Available On-site Parking Available On-site
  • Pushchair Friendly Pushchair Friendly

Getting There and Contact Information


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


Click here to visit Centre for Alternative Technology's website
01654 705950

Standard Opening Times and Pricing

Opening hours

End of March - End of October
Monday to Sunday 10:00 - 17:00

November - End of March
Monday to Sunday 10:00 16:00


General Admission
Adults from £6.50
Kids from £4.00
Under 4's from Free
Seniors from £5.50


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