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Address: | Crymlyn Burrows, Swansea SA1 8PT, Wales
Phone Number:
+44 1792 458864
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Sun - Fri 10:00 - 15:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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Winter Opening Times (Sept to Easter): Closed Saturdays. Open Sunday to Fri...

Winter Opening Times (Sept to Easter): Closed Saturdays. Open Sunday to Fri 10am, last admission 2.30pm. The new access road 'Amazon Way'has been completed, now work will begin on new houses behind our site. A big thank you to all our visitors for your patience with the dust and debris this brings. Visitors are encouraged to pick up and handle items and take photographs. The museum is constantly evolving and in response to visitor demand we built a small walk through indoor trench and dugout to commemorate the sacrifices of the Great War 1914-18. The main indoor street scene continues to display life during the Second World War, as you walk past an RAF Operations Room, through an air raid Shelter and into our 1940s street. Play the piano in the Three Lamps Pub then have a Camp coffee in our gift shop, where we sell replica Ration books, identity cards and wartime recipe books. Just 2 minutes from Jnc 42 of the M4. We have school groups visiting most weekdays during term times so may have to close on occasional weekends or even a weekday for essential works. Onsite parking. Admission charge applies.

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Following a short stay locally decided to visit the 1940s Swansea bay experience before journeying home. Not expecting it to be like by all especially younger generation but is... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
19marko63
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Swindon, United Kingdom
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Pontypool, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My girlfriend and I visited the 1940's museum in Swansea a couple of weeks back. On arrival, the gates were locked, even though the opening times online suggested they'd be open. The answerphone message said they were closed due to a house clearance. Really, there should be someone on site at all times. On our return a couple of hours... More 

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Berkshire, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Really personable, interested and knowledgable guides bring this place to life. I took my nine year old with another adult and we all found it very interesting. Good for immersive experience (you can dress up in clothes of the time and it's set out as a street with pub, chemist, cinema etc of the time). A fab experience. Be prepared... More 

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2 Thank Babyrooty
John T, Owner at 1940s Swansea Bay, responded to this review

We try to give a flavour of everyday life in the 1940's, glad you enjoyed your visit. More 

Swindon, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Following a short stay locally decided to visit the 1940s Swansea bay experience before journeying home. Not expecting it to be like by all especially younger generation but is worth the visit pleasant hosts and a good lot of exhibits

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1 Thank 19marko63
John T, Owner at 1940s Swansea Bay, responded to this review

1940's Swansea Bay aims to please all generations. We find our more mature visitors enjoy reminiscence, whereas younger ones often enjoy a dressing up session. We have seen some fantastic photographs of visiting families lately. More 

Caerfyrddin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Second visit to this exhibition after quite a few years. It was just as entertaining and surprising. I love the items in the shop and had a coffee for 50p! Well worth a visit to try on the vintage clothes alone!

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2 Thank elizabethdX3792ZP
John T, Owner at 1940s Swansea Bay, responded to this review

Glad you enjoyed your visit. We try to update the exhibition and add extra items to add to the experience for returning visitors whenever possible. More 

Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016

Visited on a very wet day & were not disappointed. Not a big place but enough to see for a couple of hours. The highlight was visiting the pub replica (no beer!) where one of the staff told us stories of the war time in Swansea which brought the visit to life. Good for kids of all ages as it... More 

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2 Thank David C
John T, Manager at 1940s Swansea Bay, responded to this review

I hope you managed to have a sing a long in the pub with Barry on his ukulele! Glad to hear you enjoyed your visit. Thanks for the review. More 

Swansea, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016

Very enjoyable visit to 1940's Swansea Bay. I can highly recommend a visit here. I still remember the items in my childhood that are on show. A great trip down memory lane.

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1 Thank michael62_11
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2016

I really enjoyed this trip because we got to dress up in wwII cloths and we saw the ration bored to see how much people was allowed per week we got a tour around the museum after that we had a quiz about wwII and we got to,walk around and had a very enjoyable day out

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1 Thank Abie F
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2016

This war museum was really good, I recommend going to it because I felt like I was in a real war and it was very interesting.

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1 Thank Ciara J
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2016

I really enjoyed my trip to the 1940s museum because we got to have a tour around the museum which I thought was awesome and my favourite part of the trip was when we did the quiz because we got to explore the museum a lot more. The staff were very factual and were very friendly that day I learned... More 

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1 Thank Ruby M
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2016

On the 9th of November the whole of the year 6 went to Swansea bay war museum first we saw a bomb and part of a spitfire engine then we went into the museum the entrance was made up of a Anderson shelter with bunk beds in and a few pots then we went into a room and talked about... More 

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