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Carmarthenshire County Museum

Open Now: 10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Open today: 10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
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a hidden charm

This is a hidden charm indeed ... set in the old bishops palace and grounds . Yu ener via a hidden... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Worth the time

Excellent Museum. Full of local facts. Very interesting history of Carmarthenshire and south Wales... read more

Reviewed 13 August 2018
Jeff K
London, United Kingdom
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Carmarthenshire County Museum is the perfect place to soak up the history of a part of Wales steeped in culture, heritage and legend. The museum is set in parkland in the glorious Tywi valley and was for centuries the palace of the Bishop of St...more
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The Old Palace Bishop's Palace | Abergwili, Carmarthen SA31 2JG, Wales
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a hidden charm indeed ... set in the old bishops palace and grounds . Yu ener via a hidden entrance into over grown grounds and a bit of a ramble of a building , which is quaint in itself . then in through...More

Thank FinbarJ1
Reviewed 13 August 2018 via mobile

Excellent Museum. Full of local facts. Very interesting history of Carmarthenshire and south Wales. Definitley worth the time. Situated in a lovely old house. Pleasent informative staff

Thank Jeff K
Reviewed 28 May 2018 via mobile

I only heard about this place after desperately search for somewhere new and free to go to. Don’t be put off by the run down look of the exterior and driveway as once you get inside, it is a treasure trove of historical items. The...More

Thank catherinepL5594DJ
Reviewed 13 May 2018

Excellent lay out, detailed information, hidden gem under visited. Worth a visit when in the area. Ignore sat nav and follow signs.... grounds great to walk around although unkempt

Thank Ivor D
Reviewed 12 April 2018 via mobile

A lovely place to look around if you’re interested in the history of Carmarthen and surrounding areas. There are hundreds of artefacts to admire here, it’s well worth a visit!

Thank Louise V
Reviewed 21 January 2018

If you like modern museums with tech and space and lighting effects, this is not for you. If, like me, you prefer old and quirky with informative text and an endless maze of wonderful old things, then you will love it here! You can follow...More

Thank SwanseaMum
Reviewed 29 December 2017

lots of local information and lots to see much bigger and better then it looks from the outside well worth the visit being free is a added perk

1  Thank Pip G
Reviewed 4 December 2017

A great little museum concentrating on Carmarthenshire. I found the experience very pleasant. Exhibits seem to be displayed in a natural environment. Small enough to see all.

Thank Wynne T
Reviewed 22 October 2017

This is the second time we have visited the museum and we again spent a great couple of hours looking around the displays. The museum hosts lots on the local history of Carmarthen and it's surroundings. The displays cover the history from the Iron age...More

Thank David Thomas P
Reviewed 18 August 2017

We found out about this museum via the Camarthen Council Website, so weren't really sure what to expect, but given it was free it seemed silly not to try it out! At first glance it doesn't look like much, but when we went in we...More

1  Thank Rachel B
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