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If you travel to Gaiman do visit the local museum where you will meet Fabio-Trevor, a local volunteer who readily recounts the history of his ancestors who left Wales for Patagonia in 1865 to save their language and culture - all illustrated with documents, photographs...More
Visited the Welsh settlements in the Chubut Valley as a part of a longer trip across Argentina. In my opinion this museum, in Gaiman, is the place to start. Lots of interesting objects and photos, but in particular because the man who showed us around,...More
You have to look hard to find the Welsh heritage in Gaiman - it's there, but not immediately obvious. So this museum is an excellent place to start. Staff speak Welsh and there are some important heirlooms here. Don't miss it.
The museum is housed in the old railway station of the town. It is full of artefacts from the original Welsh settlers of the area, including items they brought with them on the sea crossing from Wales.
Very interesting and moving, very much worth a...More
...to the Welsh colonists who struggled to make a life in Patagonia 150 years ago. The continued strength of the community and the coming together of cultures in this part of the world is a lesson to us all.
Arddangosfa wych gyda hen bethau yn cynnwys rhestrau o enwau'r bobl a aeth o Gymru i'r Wladfa, lluniau ac hen eitemau. Arddangofsa teimladwy iawn os ydych yn Gymry.
An excellent exhibition of the Welsh people who emmigrated from Wales. It has documents, old photos and...More