In May 2013, Hanes Llambed and University of Wales Trinity Saint David came together to work on a project that would provide a building, in which a Museum for Lampeter could be created. This is a project that Cynnal y Cardi supported through providing funding for Capital works of £35,000, to be carried out on the Porter’s Lodge, located at the main gates to the University, which when works are completed will be used by Hanes Llambed.
The first collection will focus on the First World War and local history, as the opening of the Museum in Spring 2014, will co inside with the centenary celebration of the beginning of the Great War. The Museum will be run primarily by volunteers, with students from the University being encouraged to assist, and hence gain valuable experience through their support of this venture. The building will also house a tourist information point for Lampeter and will be a focal point for visitors to the area, providing not only an insight to Lampeter’s local culture and heritage, but to promote the variety of experiences available to visitors throughout Ceredigion.
Selwyn Walters, a representative of Hanes Llambed , was reported as saying, “ We are extremely grateful to the vice-chancellor for allowing us to set up a museum for the town in the old Porter’s Lodge … For many of us this fulfils a long-held ambition, and we look forward to working with the university, and other organisations, to provide the town with a museum worthy of its rich history and heritage.” (Cambrian News 22nd August, 2013)