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Carmarthenshire County Museum

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Address: The Old Palace Bishop's Palace | Abergwili, Carmarthen SA31 2JG, Wales
Phone Number:
+44 1267 228696
10:00 - 16:30
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Tue - Sat 10:00 - 16:30

50,000 Years of Carmarthenshire history, all in one place.

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Carmarthenshire Museum

Guide dogs only in the museum. Pet dogs on leads in the grounds. Full of interesting old stuff with lots of information. Very good.

Reviewed 27 August 2016
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Carmarthen, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 119 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I came here as a child nearly 30 years ago with my parents, and have been meaning to go back as an adult for the past 10 years, but never got round to it, even though I still live in the area! Despite what some reviews have said, I didn't think it was a small museum at all - I... More 

Thank meinirann
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Reviewed 20 March 2017

Enjoyed my visit, friendly helpful staff, well set out in a timeline format demonstrating local living throughout history. Well worth a visit.

Thank Byron D
Swansea, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 September 2016

Very Small Local Museum. The odour and windows should be opened more as it can be stuffy. Lots of local hisory inside and can easily be done in an hour. Free entry so it can be one of the local attraction in your list of things to do.

1 Thank MajidKanajid
Carmarthen, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 17 September 2016

Despite living nearby had never been here so was slightly embarrassed when we took friends here! Granted there are some favourable views but nothing much else to see- thankfully it is free admission!

1 Thank phroeadd2016
Cardiff, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 September 2016

Excellent day out Very interesting and staff were very helpful . Got to see the remains of Merlins Oak so Glad it has been preserved for the future

Thank kerry p
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55 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 September 2016

The staff and volunteers could not have been more warm and welcoming. I was surprised to see so much history displayed in such a tiny village. Of the eleven galleries, we especially enjoyed the 19th century exhibits. Those were so well done, and featured things typical for our ancestors living on one of the many farms in Abergwili. The museum... More 

Thank Lisa2184
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8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 August 2016

Guide dogs only in the museum. Pet dogs on leads in the grounds. Full of interesting old stuff with lots of information. Very good.

Thank Bladella
York, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
Reviewed 13 August 2016

We decided to take a punt on visiting this museum as the info on the County website didn't give an awful lot of detail of what we might see. It turned out to be a real gem of a museum. It takes the form of a walk along a time line and seeing life in the area from prehistoric times... More 

Thank Eynshamred
Carmarthen, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 August 2016

The volunteers have made improvements to some parts of the grounds, pity the parks or council personnel do not do the same. The volunteers work so hard and have improved the grounds by planting some really lovely plants. I walk here daily

1 Thank maryprice0
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235 reviews
145 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 143 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 June 2016

Fantastic museum with lots of local history and artifacts to see . Staff most helpful and knowledgeable and its all free. I would have paid to have gone in, plus it would help for the upkeep of the place

Thank LJBCarmarthenshire

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