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Kidwelly Industrial Museum

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Address: Broadford | Kidwelly, Carmarthen SA17 4LW, Wales
Phone Number: +44 1554 891078
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The site of one of Britain's oldest tinplate works

Original machinery and...

The site of one of Britain's oldest tinplate works

Original machinery and buildings are on show along with exhibits on coal mining, other industries and crafts.

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The museum is worth searching out. I didn't know anything about tin processing. The exhibits were informative. But watching the video of people from the factory floor made an... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
Joanne G
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

The museum is worth searching out. I didn't know anything about tin processing. The exhibits were informative. But watching the video of people from the factory floor made an impression on my two godsons. The grounds are great on a sunny day. Well done to the volunteers

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Thank Joanne G
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We were driving along and came across a sign to the museum and were intrigued. The sign on the road is easy to miss as it is hidden in a hedge. We didn't know what to expect and were pleasantly surprised. Although it has been open for a few years it is still a work in progress. Lots to see... More 

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Thank Noreen E
Gorslas, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I went into this museum for some reason with low expectations.. Industrial museum.. I thought.. This is no doubt going to be boring. HOWEVER, I was so very wrong to think so! This is one of the most interesting museums I've been to in Wales, it's free entry, and if you read all the information it is amazing what these... More 

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Thank CharRaisa
Buckingham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

An interesting industrial museum with lots of bits and bobs to look at from the industrial past - its hard to understand how hard it was working in industry years ago and they do an excellent job in explaining it. Well worth a look

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Thank Howlo
Bridgend, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I didn't realise quite how many women were employed in the tin plate industry, and across South Wales. Very informative and as much of it is indoors you can visit in any weather. Well worth popping in,

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Thank John T
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2016

We were in the little town of Kidwelly and decided to have a look at this museum expecting it to be small by the entrance that we arrived at. However it was quite the opposite, full of artefacts, photos and mechanical relics; really bringing to light industry of times gone past. A really informative place with some nice open areas... More 

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Newport -Trefdraeth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2016 via mobile

This museum is out of the way but what a find! They have so much of interest there. We need to go back for another visit. Highly recommended for anyone interested in historical things. A real eye opener. Did not realise how big the tin plate industry was here.

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Thank Susan C
Bracknell, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2016

On arrival this museum doesn't look as if it's going to have much of interest, but once you start walking round, it's excellent! So informative, spent a good couple of hours there, and it's free! Learnt lots about the tin plate industry, brick making and coal mining. The young guy that was there in the reception was so helpful, refreshments... More 

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Thank Beverley W
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2016

Fabulous relics of the tin-plate, brick and steam engined industry. I really enjoyed being able to see original artefacts of a recent, but bygone age. This site needs preserving for the education of the next generations.

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1 Thank japonica60
Kidwelly, Wales, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2016

Has loads of social history from the Kidwelly area, its wheelchair accessible and has a disabled loo. Could do with a cafe and opening times should be displayed on the main road as you ften get there to find its closed.

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