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Gower Heritage Centre
Ranked #22 of 122 things to do in Swansea
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Reviewed June 26, 2014 via mobile

I thought it was good for the money, lots to see. Farm animals were fun, the sheep managed to open their gate and wander onto the path. The Argentinian horses were nibbling each others necks like a teenage couple, but they were mother and daughter. Lots of old machinery and industrial history as well as modern shops and war history. Rooms specially for childen. Lots of things for all ages. Dogs welcome. Would like more interactive areas though, seem to just have written information, too much to take in. I learn better through practical experience.

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Reviewed June 12, 2014

We had the opportunity to sleep for two nights only in the three cliffs lodge. So nice accommodation! The charming interior full with all mod cons with even sky TV is accompanied by a narrow terrace with garden table and chairs overlooking a small stream which sound you can ear all the time of your stay. The bathroom is essential as the bedroom but the living room and the small terraces are worth spending some hours over there. We unfortunately had to stay just two nights and spent most of the days out but we would like to come back there for a longer stay and enjoy some relaxing evenings in the lodge after some walks.

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Reviewed June 9, 2014

This was disappointing, but a great day out if you have a sense of humour....
We did manage to laugh our heads off, observing the results of who we can only assume was a work experience kid, who had hand painted almost all of the exhibits, mostly red and green - and had dripped paint on leaves, moss and even a white hen!(really!)
The Punch and Judy show was pre-recorded - very sad - causing us to sidle out before the end.
However, for young children, there is a topsy-turvy wealth of exhibits, animals and things to see and do.
The staff were charming, friendly and polite and the food was good. The animals were very well kept and clean, with lots of space to live.
It is a mish-mash of a place and the overall feel is one of not quite knowing what it is....Is it a mill, a wild life park or a craft centre?
If it downsized and focused on quality instead of quantity, it might be better.

Thank SueBe2014
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Reviewed June 1, 2014

You don't get so many of these places anymore. Most heritage attractions have been scrubbed-up to an inch of their heritage lives. This still has the air of a bit shambolic, rough and ready place, and it's all the better for that.
A hotch-potch mix of things to see - waterwheels, wool looms, chickens, boats, glass-blowing, ducks, agricultural machinery, Romans, etc, etc. All presented in varying states of repair. But thoroughly entertaining for children (and adults too, if they put aside expectations of a polished day out).
Cafe good, with local food, though (the only criticism) ran out of food during lunch time, which is a bit poor.

1  Thank 99flake
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Reviewed May 31, 2014

With weather not so good places to visit with indoor activities are few and far between in the Gower! The Gower Heritage Centre is not so much about 'Heritage' (apart from the watermill!) but a group of diverse activities which are quite entertaining. Three year old loved feeding the hens, but 20p a small handful of grain from a machine seemed excesssive ! One handful is not enough....! There was a food 'festival' going on and some nice stalls selling local produce and good range of animals to see. The puppet show was fine for under 5's . Reminded me rather of an old tyme village fete! Facilities rather worn out . All in all worth an hour of two with small children to entertain. Not too expensive for a family .

Thank Bellou2
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