Porthcawl Museum

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Porthcawl Museum
4.5
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
About
Porthcawl Museum's objectives are, for the benefit of the public, to gain knowledge and encourage research into contemporary life and the history of Porthcawl and its surrounding areas of Newton and Nottage. Exhibitions and Events that are held throughout the year are geared for the family and lovers of history.
Suggested duration
1-2 hours
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RL
15 contributions
Small museum; lovely staff.
Nov 2021
The museum is quite small, but entry is cheap and there's a surprising amount to see. The staff are very helpful and enthusiastic. Would recommend a visit if you're in the area and looking for something to do for an hour.
Written November 15, 2021
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JillyPenge
London, UK66 contributions
Fantastic gem
Oct 2021 • Friends
This museum is a former police station where the police officers also lived. It is run by enthusiastic and knowledgeable volunteers who are skilled at making interesting displays and telling you about them.

The war histories are so moving, especially the pilot commemorated by the Polish Ambassador this year.

I can't say which room was my favourite as I was intrigued by the classroom, intimidated by the prisoner in the cell - all the models look so lifelike - and loved the archeology display. So many different artefacts arranged so well to capture your interest. I have to go back as I only had an hour and there was so much to see.

It's like a tardis! And I never went upstairs to the art gallery.
Written October 24, 2021
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R P
Wales60 contributions
fabulou
Oct 2021
8/10/21. Visited here today and what a fabulous afternoon. Paul and the lady volunteers were most welcoming and informative. Learnt so much about Porthcawl through the years and will be visiting again thats for sure. These volunteers are doing a wonderful job and need public support. Winter is coming, spend an afternoon here with lovely company and gain lots of knowledge. Highly recommnded. Chris and Roger Pulley Abercynon
Written October 9, 2021
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Jilly T
Cardiff, UK95 contributions
Please stop and visit, you won’t be disappointed
Mar 2020 • Friends
A very interesting place to visit, we called in here out of curiosity and we were really pleased we did. The building is the old Police station, which is now the museum, there are all sorts of interesting artefacts to view, from WW2 exhibitions to the Titanic, also the old police cells are very interesting, the staff/volunteers are very knowledgeable and helpful, don’t walk past this museum, pop in and be pleasantly surprised.
Written March 7, 2020
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Jeanette020
Bexleyheath112 contributions
Excellent
Feb 2020
Please visit this museum. Very helpful and knowlegeable staff, all volunteers. only £2 entry. In old police station and covers many time zones. Will definitely return when in area. A real hidden gem.
Written February 22, 2020
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Thank you so much for your support. We love it and we’re so glad you have enjoyed your visit. We look forward to welcoming you again.
Written February 23, 2020
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3Point5DotsOnTheMap
23 contributions
Local gem
Nov 2019
This local museum is well worth a visit. It's easy to find on the high street and doesn't take long to get around.
Written January 18, 2020
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Caroline
Swansea, UK37 contributions
Take care not to walk past
Sep 2019
Run by well informed group of volunteers. Lovely little shop with quality gifts constantly evolving with new displays. Lots of events and activities throughout the year a real community hub
Written December 23, 2019
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Syman145
Woking, UK123 contributions
Gret Hidden Gem
Oct 2019
This small museum is oin an old Police Station, the volunteers are keen to chat and explain some of the exhibits. It only cost a couple of quid to get in and will take about an hour to see all there is. Quite quirky in a good way
Written November 1, 2019
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waymebob
Southport, UK27 contributions
Excellent
Oct 2019 • Family
Spent a few hours walking around very good lots of interesting and very informative and free to get in rely on donations they recommend £5 but you are not forced to make a donation loved the natural history part definitely recommend going
Written October 23, 2019
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Carol P
2 contributions
Trip to porthcawl museum
Sep 2019 • Friends
Porthawl museum is a really intresting place.My friends were on holiday so took their grandson look around there was a life size bunker from the war and gunfire plus soldiers talk.Their grandson liked it was ask questions there were also lots of old wartime gadgets great afternoon .
Written October 20, 2019
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  • Tue - Sat 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM


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