Talgarth school pupils took a trip to a Brecon museum and gallery recently to try on an array of historical costumes.

Year Six pupils from Ysgol y Mynydd Du visited y Gaer on Monday, April 15.

During the visit, the pupils donned the outfits from across different historical periods, which had been made by a small group of volunteers.

Last year, education officers at y Gaer secured a grant from Museums Federation Cymru to create a number of period costumes for the museum.

Following this grant success, the volunteers came together to make a range of costumes from various periods of history. One of these pieces was a handmade belt, created by Carol Webb from Brecknock Guild of Spinners, Weavers and Dyers.

Volunteer coordinator and education and access officer, Catarina Owen said: “It is hoped that the months of hard work our volunteers put into making these beautiful costumes will result in our visitors enjoying a fun and immersive experience when visiting y Gaer.”

Pupils from Ysgol y Mynydd Du were the first to have fun wearing the costumes, before they are put out on display for visitors to try on this summer.

Brecon’s y Gaer is a cultural hub and home to the Brecknock Museum and Art Gallery, and Brecon Library. It also provides community and educational spaces and a cafe.