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“A lovely mixture of old and new”

Carmarthenshire County Museum
Ranked #8 of 31 things to do in Carmarthen
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Owner description: 50,000 Years of Carmarthenshire history, all in one place.
Carmarthen, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“A lovely mixture of old and new”
Reviewed 29 May 2014

The interior of the old bishop's palace is magnificent, and the objects displayed cover from prehistory to the present. If the weather is at all nice, don't ignore the grounds - a beautiful walk by the river, and an interesting arboretum. My own personal favourite here is the private chapel.

Visited April 2014
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English first
Tonbridge, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“An eclectic mix”
Reviewed 24 May 2014

there is a really interesting mix of exhibits here. The place is rally charming and a lovely place to while away an hour or two. Particularly if it is raining

Visited May 2014
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Gosport, United Kingdom
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66 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
“Good find ...”
Reviewed 22 May 2014

We "accidentally" stumbled upon this Museum whilst on holiday. Whilst it doesn't look much from the outside, you will not be disappointed with what you find inside. A FREE to enter museum full of varied and wonderful artifacts from Welsh history, impossible to take in on just one visit.

We recommended the Museum to my parents who were equally impressed when they visited. They enjoyed a cup of tea and piece of cake courtesy of the local WI who were meeting there at the time and made them temporary honorary members!

Visited April 2014
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2 Thank Sarah D
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Carmarthen, United Kingdom
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38 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Free and Interesting”
Reviewed 25 November 2013

We've visited a couple of times (with a young grandchild) and there is something for everyone. She loved the stuffed animals/ecology & we liked the Welsh dressers/costume/embroideries, etc. All of us loved the Bishop's chapel. A really good introduction to museums for young children, as it is quite small, and will have things to catch their interest - and won't take all day.
The only failing is the tea room area, which has machines & packets only - so eat before or after visiting.
Of course, the best thing is that there is no charge for admittance (although you are encouraged to make a donation).

Visited January 2013
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“A good afternoon's visit”
Reviewed 25 November 2013 via mobile

It was Very interesting in a relaxed quiet corner of Carmarthen set in lovely grounds to stroll around

Visited August 2013
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