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Barry War Museum

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Gem of a museum

A fantastic little museum, packed with items, all brought to life by very knowledgable, friendly... read more

Reviewed 24 October 2018
Roger C
Very informative

This gem of a place isn’t open every day, so go when you have the chance ! I was lucky enough to... read more

Reviewed 9 October 2018
Leicester, United Kingdom
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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...more
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Station Approach | Barry Island Railway Station, Barry CF62 5TH, Wales
+44 7443 870136
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All reviews old railway enthusiastic team all ages railway station worth a visit free entry great place to visit exhibits ww2 volunteers trenches ww1 uniform stories highlights treasure visitors
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Reviewed 24 October 2018

A fantastic little museum, packed with items, all brought to life by very knowledgable, friendly and enthusiastic team of volunteers. Keep up the great work and well worth a visit if you are in Barry. Great info for our son’s upcoming school project

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Roger C
Reviewed 9 October 2018

This gem of a place isn’t open every day, so go when you have the chance ! I was lucky enough to go twice within a few weeks. The gentleman that were manning the exhibit were polite, chatty and full of knowledge. It’s a horrific...More

Date of experience: February 2018
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Reviewed 8 August 2018 via mobile

This is one of the most informative museums i’ve ever been to, the volunteers running it obviously have a passion for the subject. It’s a must for any WW1 & WW2 enthusiast.

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 20 July 2018

My family (husband and adult son) just returned to Australia from our short holiday in UK, during which we went out of our way and made time to visit the Barry at War Museum. It was superb and easily one of the highlights of our...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank XiaWombat
Reviewed 13 April 2018

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.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank KenC3054
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

Date of experience: February 2018
2  Thank Jude E
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

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank Nathaniel-Richards
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.

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank bob h
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

Date of experience: May 2017
1  Thank PeteCardiff2014
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

Date of experience: April 2017
1  Thank David C
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