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A little hideaway

Discovered this museum whilst travelling through Carmarthenshire last year. I did not know of its... read more

Reviewed September 20, 2018
Eleanor J
Bridgend, United Kingdom
What a experience

This place is like the tardis goes on for ever,very interesting,so much history nicely put... read more

Reviewed June 4, 2017
Marie H
Wales, United Kingdom
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The museum is temporarily closed for essential survey and maintenance work. 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.
1 Velindre Cottages, Kidwelly SA17 4LW, Wales
+44 1554 891078
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Reviewed November 16, 2018

Beautiful, industrial museum, with many photos of the people who used to work there. Many factual details of interest. A much maligned site, more to it than meets the eye and worth saving from permanent closure.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 31, 2018

Set aside a good three hours to visit this free jem, only open on certain day is the summer but very well worth a visit. So much to see and the volunteers have such a passion for the place, we''ll be back again and again.

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed September 20, 2018

Discovered this museum whilst travelling through Carmarthenshire last year. I did not know of its existence and came upon it and investigated. Quite a lot to see, but some time had to be spent outside. Can't remember whether I paid or not.

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank Eleanor J
Reviewed July 29, 2018 via mobile

I was a bit sceptical when coming down here and whether the kids would be bored of it in 2 second but they loved it running around looking at what everything was and what it was used for I would recommend to families with young...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed April 2, 2018 via mobile

Walked around this museum with my young children initially thought it wouldn't amount to much as it was free. I was so wrong. It is actually a really informative and surprisingly interesting place to visit.

Date of experience: January 2018
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Reviewed January 10, 2018

Great free day out for the family. Lots of things to do with so much history behind it. Would recommend for all ages.

Date of experience: September 2017
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Reviewed August 16, 2017 via mobile

The museum really needs an injection of new blood and probably new money or it will decay quietly. This would be a tragedy for the town.

Date of experience: September 2016
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Reviewed June 4, 2017

This place is like the tardis goes on for ever,very interesting,so much history nicely put together,easy to find a must if in the area,we both enjoyed this experience,kids would like it,they have 2 train engines just like "Thomas The Tank Engine kind,and kids are allowed...More

Date of experience: June 2017
1  Thank Marie H
Reviewed June 4, 2017

Live quite local and have driven past here hundreds of times Fantastic museum with plenty of interesting information and things to see Would recommend for all

Date of experience: June 2017
1  Thank Josh A
Reviewed May 19, 2017 via mobile

Found this place easy to find of the main road follow brown signs Great parking and the walk around at your leisure loads to see and read we had a guided tour and he was fantastic this place will only grow and if you like...More

Date of experience: May 2017
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Mandy M
July 21, 2017|
Response from steve B | Reviewed this property |
I did see dogs there with owners. Some of the exhibits are outdoors anyway.