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Porthcawl Museum

John Street | Old Police Station, Porthcawl CF36 5DT, Wales
+44 1656 788853
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Fabulously exquisite

We were told of this Museum by fellow hotel residents but didn't expect it to be as wonderfully... read more

Reviewed 2 October 2017
A local Gem!

If you are visiting Porthcawl then this little museum is a gem, the exhibitions are all local with... read more

Reviewed 1 October 2017
Port Talbot, South Wales. U.K.
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“local history” (6 reviews)
“world war” (5 reviews)
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John Street | Old Police Station, Porthcawl CF36 5DT, Wales
+44 1656 788853
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Reviewed 2 October 2017

We were told of this Museum by fellow hotel residents but didn't expect it to be as wonderfully charming as it is. The volunteers manning it were delightful and very informative.

Thank GrahamAlsager
Reviewed 1 October 2017 via mobile

If you are visiting Porthcawl then this little museum is a gem, the exhibitions are all local with original pieces of artefacts, the staff are all well informed and very knowledgeable, you will not be disappointed and its only £1 entry - run by volunteers...More

Thank Lady-Frazer
Reviewed 12 September 2017

This only seems small from outside but what a gem inside with very helpful and knowledgeable volunteers. Well worth the visit and only £1 admission it's the best bargain in Porthcawl

Thank Yassos9
Reviewed 23 August 2017

We were in Porthcawl shopping and as we passed decided to have a look mainly because of the Stormy Down display, but everything else was interesting too. We couldn't believe it was only a £1 entrance fee . The volunteers were enthusiastic and helpful well...More

Thank lassie37
Reviewed 19 August 2017 via mobile

A nice little musuem with some hidden gems. Brilliant to find some local history on ww1 & 2 , lifeboats, a shipwreck and some Victorian items. Has some nice friendly local volunteers. For the tiny admission price of £3 its a brilliant way to spend...More

Thank Fcrow-13
Reviewed 17 August 2017 via mobile

Visited the museum while my wife was shopping, a small museum but has some really intetesting items from the past particularly from the war. Worth the visit if you have half hour to spare. Certainly better than shopping.

Reviewed 9 August 2017

the museum all a bought the 2 world war at the present it change at different time the topic are always different it a interesting museum

1  Thank Constance4_13
Reviewed 9 August 2017 via mobile

This is a fantastic local museum, situated in Porthcawl Town. Entry for adults is only a pound,? Children free. Good for families appropriate activities provided i.e. area sent up as WW1 trenches where children can dress up and have family photo taken. Lots of local...More

1  Thank Jeanette L
Reviewed 2 August 2017

A few years ago, this museum was in danger of being closed down by the local council. However, this has galvanised the volunteers, and the museum now goes from strength to strength. There is so much local history in here that a visit is a...More

2  Thank proth2
Reviewed 24 July 2017

Once the police station, we had wonderful conversations and advice from the gentermen who work here; dedicated to the 120 young men who lost their lives in WWI, it also is a museum to the life boat station. Very interesting, with a local art museum...More

1  Thank swedesrus25
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Response from Nigellydia | Reviewed this property |
Yes well behaved dogs are more than welcome