Denbighshire County Council
46 Clwyd Street
We call Denbighshire “the county of culture”. Renowned as the powerhouse of Renaissance Wales, it retains a wealth of historic houses and heritage attractions out of all proportion to its size.It’s a diverse collection: medieval town house, Victorian gaol, gothicised Regency cottage and a museum of seaside life. Each has a very particular story to tell about the people who lived there. Each can be visited for inspiration, learning and enjoyment. Our aim is to illuminate the past and make connections with the present. In these special places you and your family can explore your own heritage - and so discover who you really are.
For detailed information on each of these sites, please click on the links on the left.
The Heritage Service is responsible for the management and development of the County's heritage provision and the museum store. Each venue has a wealth of material and is an ideal educational resource, with much of particular relevance to the National Curriculum. The service also arranges exhibitions and works closely with local history and heritage organisations, and school groups.
The offices of the Heritage Service are located in the former prison, a Grade II* listed building, at Ruthin Gaol, 46 Clwyd Street, Ruthin.