The building known previously as the Old Armoury and now the Old Lock-up, was originally erected in 1834/5
to serve as a jail with two cells and jailer’s quarters. When the Denbighshire Constabulary was formed in 1840,
it then became the police station, later served as the town hall and council chamber
and then a drill hall and armoury (hence the name) in 1879.
Latterly it has provided office space for the International Musical Eisteddfod and the Vale of Llangollen Canal Boat Trust.
The new owner has begun restoration of the lock-up and the International Eisteddfod’s office is now in the Royal International Pavilion,
while the Vale of Llangollen Canal Boat Trust occupies the shop in the same building.
More information: www.llangollenmuseum.org.uk