Gower Heritage Centre

Gower Heritage Centre, Swansea: Hours, Address, Gower Heritage Centre Reviews: 4/5

Gower Heritage Centre
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Speciality Museums • History Museums
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10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Lisa Rome
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Family
We found the flour milling experience on the Gower Heritage Centre website and all 6 of us (adults and teens) would highly recommend this. A really detailed insight in to the history of the mill, a hands on experience of milling flour and a fantastic vintage tea with scones and Welsh cakes. Time flew past having started at 11am we were surprised when we finished that it was 4pm. The experience even includes a bag of flour pp. incredibly good value and great activity for a rainy or dry day. Only downside is we didn’t get to see other things at the heritage centre - we look forward to a repeat visit on our next trip.
Written July 9, 2022
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Sarah W
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Family
My son age 15 and I spent an enjoyable 2 hrs here. He had a delicious freshly made lamb burger in the tea room,then we walked around the mill, museum, saw geese, ducks, chickens and goats (take 20p for duck seed). It's much larger than it looks from the car park. It's £4 to park all day, but this is included if you buy tickets for the heritage centre and for us this was just £9, so great value for money. There were several tours throughout the day of the mill, but we decided to just see it for ourselves. We both said how much we enjoyed it. I expect on weekends there's even more to see, we visited on a Monday.
Written August 9, 2022
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Glynis C
Swindon, UK48 contributions
Does not look over interesting from the outside but this is an amazing place to visit for all ages. Our party ages ranged from 8 to 69 (plus our dog, on a lead) and we all found it very interesting. Young girls even made bracelets in the bead shop. All staff were friendly and interested in ensuring you made the most of your visit. Cost was £24 for 4 adults and 2 children with parking included in the entrance fee. We spent an enjoyable 2 hours here with a range of things to see and do. Dogs allowed almost everywhere on a lead.
Written June 7, 2022
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Macey O
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Family
Hoping for a lovely experience today with the family but no.

Very very disappointed… the animal welfare is terrible. Small cages, green lakes full of algae. Goat huts were stinking and haven’t looked like they’ve been cleaned for a while. All those lovely animals in bare sunlight with extremely small huts for shade. Terrible.
The deep smell of damp as you enter the rooms full of exhibits (we understand it’s going to have smell because of “how old” this place is) really puts you off.
Coming to have some food and the prices are extremely high for the standard of food and hygiene.
(No full sanitiser stations, litter and gunk everywhere)
For a family day out I would NOT recommend. Very very depressing. Very costing too!!

For the two year lock down and so on, you would of thought they’d clean out some of the places of junk and wash/tidy up the animal in closures. Unhappy faces.

Everything seems closed, chucked in places. Real dump. Ranging around £30 for entry and other expenses whilst having your stay. What a con.
Not happy at all.
The only interesting part was bits of the museum about the mill. What a joke

(Haven’t listed any pictures due to soo many to be taken because of the unbelievable conditions)
Thank you
Written August 10, 2022
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Trish W
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Couples
Unfortunately I only checked their website after my visit which says not everything is open due to COVID on my visit today 22.10.21 it felt like an abandoned ship. We were passing by and stopped for the centre and paid £4 to park plus £4 pounds for 2 adults for the museum. The museum was ok. The rest of the place deserted apart from the shop. The jewelry and bakers by the carpark are independent and were the best part. Could have done the centre itself in 10 minutes but eked it out to half an hour by walking round the closed exhibitions and wildlife section which was completely empty.
Wished the member of had made it clear that almost everything in the centre was closed as we wouldn't have bothered to stay.
Written October 22, 2021
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elizabethjT5130CT
Cardiff, UK16 contributions
Oh dear , I thought I was wqlking around one of those deserted towns in an old Western film ! We were charged £4 for parking and admission at 4.15 pm on a weekday and not advised will be closing in 45 minutes.
So none of the smaller shops /demonstrations were open. This place really needs some investment or a team of volunteers to go in and sand down, paint and revive the very tired signage and information. The goat on it's own looked sad and forlorn.
There were also 'cages' full of items for the tip - not sure why they could not be hidden?
The most interesting exhibit was regarding the local gamekeeper and related history.
I am not sure who owns this but they need to invest so that it promotes the Gower.
I felt like i needed a shower on leaving.
Written August 15, 2021
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Joanne V
Epping, UK55 contributions
Family
A great place to visit for people of all ages! We took a family trip here on a rather rainy day and were pleasantly surprised by the place. It was a mix of fascinating museum pieces and history about the mill, along with fun activities for the children and a nice playground. We stumbled upon a pirate event which involved a story, some art, a trail and a duck race! I would advise online booking for these summer events. The children loved it and I must say the staff running it were excellent.
The cafe was good but short-staffed. That said I have never seen anyone work so hard- the one man on duty kept on top of a huge number of orders, taking the money, making the food and serving on his own. Credit to him under such pressure! And all with a big smile and politeness.
Don’t hesitate to take a look here- it is a lovely hidden gem.
Written August 10, 2022
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MikeHD
Swansea, UK7 contributions
Family
I am writing this review to express my level of dissatisfaction with what is advertised as a “Heritage Centre”. The so called centre is a total embarrassment and so badly kept, that I wonder how they’ve managed to deceive people for so long.

I took my children to see what was advertised as a “Fishpond”. It turned out to be a pond that had NO fish and a very unhealth overgrowth of weed. On our way to the “Fishpond” was a farm workers face in the hole photograph opportunity, I noticed it had very brittle, jagged hard plastic that could cut a person’s face quite easily (KEEP AWAY).

I can only assume they’ve managed to keep this farce going by luring in unwitting tourists, who must be seriously disappointed. The place and the way its looked after is a total disgrace.

I’ve included a couple of pictures just to show how pathetic this place really is.
Written August 12, 2022
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DebnAnt
Portsmouth27 contributions
Couples
After a long walk at Three Cliffs Bay, we had a lovely time looking at all the history and artefacts here. With rising costs, I expect they do not have the funds for a swanky, interactive facility but for a £5 entrance fee we had a good 2 hours entertainment of reading all the interesting history, information boards, artefacts and other memorabilia exhibited. A real sense of bygone times and a thoroughly enjoyable afternoon for myself and my teacher husband on half term (not just for kids)
Written February 25, 2022
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Alex P
Swansea, UK4 contributions
Family
Oh goodness me. I don't know what's happened since our last visit a few years ago, but I'm afraid it is definitely not what it once was. Everything looks tired, dated and unloved. It's an odd combination of ramshackle sheds, huts and (empty) animal enclosures. There was one goat there, which was in a pen far too small for it to be comfortable in, and it unsurprisingly looked a bit unhappy. Some bits didn't feel particularly safe either. The 'fish pond' contained no fish but was full of algae and looked unkempt. The only staff we saw were at the entrance. It's a weird place that doesn't know what it wants to be. They've got a bit of a cheek charging an entrance fee just to look at what is basically a scrapyard and a lonely goat (who needs rescuing in my opinion!). Avoid.
Written August 19, 2021
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