history museums in Carmarthenshire & Swansea
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Carmarthenshire & Swansea Museums & Galleries

including civic and independent art galleries and museums in Carmarthenshire & Swansea...

Museums long ago ceased to be stuffy rooms full of glass cases containing bits of old pottery and fossilised bones. Today even most conventional museums include changing displays but over recent years there has been a growth in industrial and "living" museums. Here you can learn about local heritage, get a feel for how people lived and worked, the hardships they endured...

Galleries listed include not just civic galleries displaying publicly owned artworks, but also privately owned galleries with items for sale.

Carmarthenshire & Swansea Museums and Galleries

blank tabTHE NATIONAL CORACLE CENTREMuseums & Galleries
Cenarth Falls, Newcastle Emlyn, SA38 9JL
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The National Coracle Centre is situated beside the beautiful Cenarth Falls and Salmon Leap, housing a unique collection of coracles from all over Wales and many parts of the World: including Iraq, Tibet, India, Vietnam and North America.

Guided tours available at special rates for groups of 12 or more.

Coach parties, ladies groups and schools most welcome.

Forget Me Not Corner antiques shop now open within the centre.
Tel: 01239 710980
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Abergwili, Carmarthen, SA31 2JG
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The County Museum presents many aspects of Carmarthenshire's rich and varied past.

Displays include local archaeology, Egyptology, pottery, portraits, landscape paintings, Welsh furniture, costume, a Victorian schoolroom, life on the farm and the homefront in World War 2.

The building was once the palace of the Bishops of St. Davids (1542-1974) and it was here that the New Testament was first translated into Welsh in 1567. Visitors can still see the tranquil, private chapel used by the bishops. Picnic in the delightful grounds.

Open all year except Christmas and New Year from Tues-Sat 10am-4.30pm.
Tel: 01267 228696
E-mail: museums@carmarthenshire.gov.uk
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blank tabNATIONAL WATERFRONT MUSEUMMuseums & Galleries
Oystermouth Road, Maritime Quarter, Swansea, SA1 3RD
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Telling the story of industry and innovation in Wales, now and over the last 300 years, in Swansea's rapidly developing maritime quarter.

Wales's vast industrial and maritime heritage is ready to explore via cutting-edge, interactive technology married with traditional displays. Soak up the history with a breathtaking mix of old and new, in an original and listed waterfront warehouse linked to an ultra-modern slate and glass building.

Come and lose yourself in the rich and enthralling history of Welsh industry and innovation, where the technology of today puts the past at your fingertips.
Tel: 01792 638950See our website

blank tabNATIONAL WOOL MUSEUMMuseums & Galleries
Dre-Fach Felindre, near Newcastle Emlyn, Llandysul, Carmarthenshire, SA44 5UP
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Wool was historically the most important and widespread of Wales's industries.

In the historic former Cambrian Mills, the National Wool Museum is a special place with a spellbinding story to tell. Follow the process here from Fleece to Fabric.

Visit the restored listed mill buildings where you can see Historic Machinery and brand new features such as the glass roofed courtyard, while the Textile Gallery displays aspects of the National Flat Textile Collection.

Re-opened in 2004 following major re-development, this flagship museum is a new and exciting place to visit with something for everyone to enjoy.
Tel: 01559 370929See our website

blank tabORIEL MYRDDIN GALLERYMuseums & Galleries
Old School of Art, Church Lane, Carmarthen, SA31 1LH
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Contemporary craft gallery and regional visual art venue for West Wales.

Changing display of contemporary craft by leading British makers alongside a changing programme of exhibitions in contemporary craft, design and fine art.

Associated activities include workshops for adults and children, artists talks and demonstrations.

Full access to the exhibition space, sorry no access to the education space on the upper floor.
Tel: 01267 222775    Fax: 01267 220599
E-mail: orielmyrddin@carmarthenshire.gov.uk
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Swansea Museum

Victoria Road, The Maritime Quarter SA1 1SN
Tel: 01792 653763    Fax: 01792 652585
E-mail: swansea.museum@swansea.gov.uk

Swansea Museum is the oldest museum in Wales. The collections contain all kinds of objects from the past of Swansea, Wales and the rest of the world.

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Black Mountain Gallery

The Arts Building, 2 Bryn Road (The Square), Cwmllynfell, Swansea SA9 2FJ,
Tel: 01639 830920      E-mail: sales@blackmountaingallery.com

Our work is available at a growing number of galleries throughout the UK.

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Taliesin Arts Centre

Swansea University, Singleton Park, Swansea SA2 8PZ
Tel: 01792 296883     E-mail: office@taliesinartscentre.co.uk

Owned and managed by the University of Wales Swansea, Taliesin Arts Centre is a very popular venue presenting a wide variety of performances & exhibitions.

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Attic Gallery

 14 Cambrian Place, Old Maritime Quarter, Swansea SA1 1RG
Tel: 01792 653387     E-mail: roe@atticgallery.co.uk

Attic Gallery is Wales' longest established private gallery. It was founded in 1962 to highlight the work of contemporary artists working in Wales.

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Rhossili Gallery

Rhossili, Gower SA3 1PL
Tel: 01792 391190     E-mail: rhossiligallery@gmail.com

The Green Gallery is situated in the beautiful village of Rhossili on the Gower Peninsula in South West Wales. The Gallery offers visitors a range of exclusive paintings, sculptures and other art works. Why not visit Rhossili and enjoy a relaxed browse at The Green Gallery.

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