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Porthcawl Museum

Closed Now: 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM, 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Open today: 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM, 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
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Overlook at your peril

This is a lovely little museum and should never be overlooked during a visit to Porthcawl. The... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Hidden gem

Blink and you miss it, the museum is in the Hugh street and really worth a visit, full of... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Julie T
Cannock, England, United Kingdom
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John Street | Old Police Station, Porthcawl CF36 5DT, Wales
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Reviewed 3 days ago

This is a lovely little museum and should never be overlooked during a visit to Porthcawl. The volunteers work extremely hard and are exceptionally dedicated to keeping this piece of living history alive. Based in what was the old police station, the cells are all...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This museum was very sweet and good to look round. In the centre of the town, very informative! Love how local community do museums of there history!

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Blink and you miss it, the museum is in the Hugh street and really worth a visit, full of interesting memorabilia and wonderful knowledgeable volunteers. £1 entrance and a moving WW2 display. Well worth a visit

Thank Julie T
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

very interesting well worth a visit staff on hand to talk you through differnt rooms all on ground floor

1  Thank brian j
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very well organised historical events with great attention to detail. This venue has progressed in its quality through the efforts of local volunteers and their fundraising activities they have gone that extra mile and more by funding the structural repairs so needed for an old...More

1  Thank jandg553
Reviewed August 19, 2018

We went to the Museum having seen the item about the Dambusters story on the news and what an experience it was! FABULOUS! We found the rest of the museum was just as interesting while it was a bit sickening to see potential visitors enter,...More

2  Thank Who M
Reviewed August 18, 2018

This Museum has been formed and is run by volunteers. The powerhouse behind the museum and website is a lady called Ceri Joseph. There are always enthusiastic volunteers to hand to pass on their knowledge and answer visitor's questions, e.g. Rob Taylor with the RAF...More

2  Thank Spice_tongue
Reviewed August 1, 2018 via mobile

We were recommended this while visiting family. Its certainly worth it. A £1 per adult and 50p per child under 16. Its full of fascinating rooms and insightful displays and very interesting facts and history of Porthcawl and the surrounding area. It's based in the...More

1  Thank Jenna O
Reviewed July 23, 2018

Excellent go again a bit pricy but for a nice evening out you cannot go wrong.It's very clean and tidy and what impressed us so much is they bought water to the table without asking

1  Thank karen165_12
Reviewed July 10, 2018

Hubby and I went here last Tuesday morning. It only cost £2 for the both of us. What a warm welcome we received. An extremely knowledgeable gentleman (volunteer) gave us a guided tour. The museum building itself is fascinating - it used to be a...More

4  Thank Jilly2903
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May 16, 2017|
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Yes well behaved dogs are more than welcome