A trip out with two of our children (age 2 and 3, both boys) took us to this tucked away museum. Good car parking, nicely presented grounds and buildings, excellent signage. Good going for prams and little feet. Somewhat surprised to see only one member of staff on the whole site and the visit felt very much as though we were kids playing on an unused site. Kids (and engineer husband) a loved the locomotives gently rusting by the side of the path; given the 'Don't Touch' notices everywhere we were surprised to be allowed onto such a dilapidated object.
The Museum tells the story of the Welsh tin mining and processing industry. It does this by many displays of equipment and loads of display boards (so many of these, it became tedious). While we appreciate there is a need to keep visitors safe, there was an over abundance of notices telling us not to touch, dangerous etc. One if the largest display areas was cordoned off so we only saw half of the space.
The ticket office (well, it's free entry) looks like one of those wooden temporary classrooms. It says it is a cafe but, apart from the few tables, I didn't see anything else cafe-esque.
Overall, if you fancy a trip lasting a couple of hours largely in the open air it is nice place. Much more could be done to encourage an emotional response to the story. It is a very passive experience. Only the disabled toilet was open for use.
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