Hay History Group began in early 2013 and aim to meet monthly in Hay on Wye to discuss, research and promote history. We hold an annual History Weekend and also the Smith Soldat Memorial Lecture during the Hay Festival Winter Weekend in November


In 2018 Hay History Weekend takes place on Sunday September 23rd with a variety of events including the National Treasures of Hay, a talk by Hugh Purcell and annual pop-up museum. For more information see our History Weekend page.

Hay History Weekend


Hay Tours offer an ideal addition to a day out. Tours bring the fascinating stories of Hays' history to life; the people, places and the landscape. Weekly Thursday tours of Hay Castle can now also be booked online. Please click HERE to find out more.

Hay Tours website