Now carefully restored by Cyfeillion Swtan (Friends of Swtan) it
is far more than a small folk museum. It represents a peasant way
of life on Anglesey, only a hundred years ago.
Supporters and friends of the Swtan project, helped by European
funding, have ensured that in turning back the clock to 1910, with
furniture, fabrics, pots, pans and pictures, attention to detail
has been a priority. So that when you arrive and enter, you can
only imagine how a small family could survive without water,
toilets, bedrooms and living on the sparse pickings of a few
animals, small field and a herb garden. They made, repaired,
washed, cooked, and reared animals - by hand.
When first confronted by the restorers, the cottage roof had
collapsed, since the main beam, an old sailing mast, had rotted
away. The challenge quickly captured the imagination and energy of
the locals, and the restoration was achieved.
Outside you will find some of the old farm and fishing
implements - the bare necessities of a simple life dependent on no
more than nature provided.