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Kidwelly Industrial Museum

1 Velindre Cottages, Kidwelly SA17 4LW, Wales
+44 1554 891078
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Going stale

The museum really needs an injection of new blood and probably new money or it will decay quietly... read more

Reviewed 16 August 2017
jimevansassoc
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Kidwelly, United Kingdom
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What a experience

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

Reviewed 5 June 2017
Marie H
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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.
  • Excellent38%
  • Very good47%
  • Average7%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible5%
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“free entry” (4 reviews)
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1 Velindre Cottages, Kidwelly SA17 4LW, Wales
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+44 1554 891078
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Reviewed 16 August 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.

1  Thank jimevansassoc
Reviewed 5 June 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

1  Thank Marie H
Reviewed 4 June 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

1  Thank Josh A
Reviewed 19 May 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

Thank branstonthecat
Reviewed 26 April 2017

By coincidence, a few days later I was in Caerleon looking at Roman ruins and saw a plaque about the chartists and a tin plating factory owner that was involved. Having visited this museum, the threads of history fell into place. It's a valuable piece...More

1  Thank steve B
Reviewed 24 September 2016

This Museum was so much better and more interesting than I was expecting it to be! Please go and visit if you are in the nearby area,it really is worth it! (Do check timetable/web for opening times.) Who would have thought tin plate was so...More

Thank j b
Reviewed 23 September 2016

Nearly missed this lovely glimpse into a grim past (if it wasn't for a road closure the day before). The museum contains much of the old machinery for making tin plated steel (what the majority of our food cans are made of) but the really...More

Thank Philip C
Reviewed 26 August 2016 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...More

Thank Joanne G
Reviewed 24 August 2016

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...More

Thank Noreen E
Reviewed 18 August 2016 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,...More

Thank CharRaisa
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Mandy M
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Response from steve B | Reviewed this property |
I did see dogs there with owners. Some of the exhibits are outdoors anyway.
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