At the Visitor Centre

Exhibition Quiz and Audio-Visual Show

The Visitor Centre has a variety of exciting and interactive displays ideal for learning about the Elan Valley's water supply, history and its wildlife. All of the displays are bilingual.

Discover about Victorian history:-

  • Why the dams were needed and how they were built
  • The life of the workers
  • 'Then and Now' photographs

In the Water Room, learn about:-

  • The importance of water
  • How the Elan system works
  • Where the water goes and how much we use

The nature section includes:-

  • Learn about the different habitats found in the Elan Valley
  • Find out how we care for wildlife
  • Woodland area, with real tree trunks

There is also a 12 minute audio-visual programme: 'Elan Valley - A Living Landscape' which can be watched in English or Welsh.

Worksheets based around the whole exhibition hall can be provided for all age groups.

  • Duration of activity: up to half a day
  • Age range: all Key Stages
  • Maximum number of pupils: 60
  • Curriculum links: Sc1, Sc2, G, H, E, W
  • Time of year: all year

The Water Cycle

Learn about the importance of water and its many uses in our everyday lives, identify the different stages of the water cycle and draw your own water cycle picture!

This is an indoor activity based at the Visitor Centre, using various displays. It is possible to also include a walk to see a dam and reservoir to learn about water storage and supply.

  • Duration of activity: up to half a day
  • Age range: KS1 and KS2
  • Maximum number of pupils: 20-25
  • Curriculum links: Sc1, Sc3, G
  • Time of year: all year

Water Efficiency (also available as Outreach in your school!)

Are you a water saver or a water waster? Water covers 70% of the earth's surface, yet it is in short supply in many parts of the world, including the UK in some years.

That's why it is essential that we make the most of water and do not take it for granted! Learn how much water we waste and what simple changes you can make to help you to become more water wise.

  • Duration of activity: up to half a day
  • Age range: KS2
  • Maximum number of pupils: 20-25
  • Curriculum links: Sc1, G, M
  • Time of year: all year