Carmarthenshire County Museum is the perfect place to soak up the...read more
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 Davids. In use since 1290, it became known as the home of the Welsh Renaissance and is linked to the foundation of modern Welsh language and prose. The current building is a rare example of Welsh Arts & Crafts architecture when a devastating fire presented an opportunity to rebuild the palace in 1904. Our galleries take you on a journey through 50,000 years of human history. Discover bones of ice age animals, fossils, Roman gold, the legend of Merlin’s Oak, memorial stones from the time of King Arthur, and folk art with mystical powers. Enjoy displays of past lives, such as Elsa’s traditional Welsh cottage, the old palace kitchen, rural food production, and the exquisite palace chapel.