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Barry War Museum

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Station Approach | Barry Island Railway Station, Barry CF62 5TH, Wales
+44 7443 870136
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A small but interesting attraction

Capture the atmosphere of war time britain, Free entry and helpfull guides. It is located on Barry... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Ken C
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Came with our disabled client today Only to find that it was closed no answer on phone website... read more

Reviewed 28 February 2018
Jude E
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Located within the historic Barry Island Station the Barry War Museum is run by the Barry at War Group as part of the Barry Tourist Railway. The Barry at War Group aims to research, preserve and promote the wartime history of the town and surrounding area.
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Station Approach | Barry Island Railway Station, Barry CF62 5TH, Wales
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+44 7443 870136
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Capture the atmosphere of war time britain, Free entry and helpfull guides. It is located on Barry Island Railway Station and is connected to the Barry preserved railway.

Thank Ken C
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Reviewed 28 February 2018 via mobile

Came with our disabled client today Only to find that it was closed no answer on phone website says open but was not very disappointed

Thank Jude E
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Reviewed 30 January 2018 via mobile

Barry war museum located at Barry island train station is definitely worth a visit forces uniforms and other war time memories are on show and the staff are very happy to tell stories small coffee shop onsite selling lovely cakes and coffee

Thank Nathaniel-Richards
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Reviewed 10 October 2017

Run by enthusiastic volunteers, really worth a small diversion. Super little museum in the old railway station. Has limited hours, so check the website before you go. Free, but leave a donation.

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Reviewed 12 May 2017

took the grandchildren for a ride on one of Barry restored steam trains unfortunately it was being further repaird but they did lay on another vintage train for us plus a guided tour of the old railway sidings and repair hanger which was very interesting...More

1  Thank PeteCardiff2014
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Reviewed 17 April 2017

We stumbled across this Barry At War museum by accident but are very glad we did. It features a trench from WW1 and a kitchen/Anderson shelter from WW11. Our children aged nine and 10 were gripped as the friendly volunteers told wartime stories and allowed...More

1  Thank David C
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Reviewed 27 October 2016

As a family of 2 parents, a teenager and 2 younger children, we decided to travel the 120 miles to Barry for the children to experience rock pooling. Having looked on here to see what other activities were around, we realised the museum was open...More

3  Thank MissKatee
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Reviewed 22 June 2016

Although living in Barry for a good many years I had never visited the museum before today. To say I was overwhelmed would be an understatement. Ok , it is not a big museum but, Two hours and I was still looking. Staff are very...More

Thank KENSouthWalesUk
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Reviewed 21 April 2016

Having made contact in advance we were made so very welcome on Weds 20 April to this marvellous little museum. We much enjoyed the tour with Alan Salisbury and were only sorry that we had to return on the 14.55 train to Swindon and Reading...More

1  Thank bobradford
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Reviewed 10 January 2016 via mobile

Hosted by volunteers, and only open certain Sundays in the month, we were lucky to be in the right place at the right time. It's a very small museum, however the passion and enthusiasm of the volunteers is amazing. The value of this museum is...More

2  Thank mackEdinburgh
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