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“Fascinating insight - learnt so much in a short time”

National Coracle Centre
Ranked #2 of 4 things to do in Cenarth
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Reviewed 24 August 2013

I spent a really enjoyable hour at the museum and enjoyed both the coracle room and a stroll down to the mill. The coracle room was full of interesting information and it was easy to digest as it was written in short bursts which held my interest. There were lots of photographs and local recollections in addition to the coracles themselves and I found both the lady and gentleman helpful, knowledgeable and really friendly. I would have liked a few ordinary postcards of coracles but otherwise I was glad I had visited. I also enjoyed a really nice lunch at the Tea Rooms right next door to the museum. A stroll by the falls finished off a few really pleasant hours in the village.

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Reviewed 17 July 2013

A friendly and informed guy was running the place when we visited. For £2.50 an adult you get a guided tour of the room next to the shop which includes a demonstration of how to get into and use a coracle for fishing or exploring. Various types of craft are distributed around this room and each has a story which the guide will pass on.
Included n the entry fee is access to the now derelict watermill further down the lane. This was of the undershot waterwheel type but looks like it hasn't seen use for decades. You are free to wander around this mill and explore it. It's a bit gloomy and dingy in there but it was an industrial mill of its day and not a heritage toy.
Overall it's worth a look round and there's even a picnic table in the grounds if you want a place for a snack. The shop has many and varied items for sale and there is information on how coracles were made. Sources of info to guide you to those who will make you one or help you build your own are also available.
Trying out a coracle on the water isn't part of the visitor experience, something I found disappointing but to be fare, the guide seemed willing to let us try but for the fact he was running the place on his own and couldn't leave it.
An hour will cover the whole visitor experience, the rest of the village isn't much to write home about so you would be advised to try elsewhere for lunch or other attractions. Parking is easiest by the river, there's a large car park charged at £2.50 a vehicle which is easy to get to/ from and is at one end of the bridge.

1  Thank Flaskandsarnies
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Reviewed 18 May 2013

Well set out and interesting. Needs about 3/4hr to read everything in the smallish room.
Avoid the Scone /welsh tea at the Salmon Leap across the bridge. Worst scones I have ever tasted. Could have played cricket with them. Also the Welsh cakes.

1  Thank chrisonwalkabout
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Reviewed 13 May 2013

This is so interesting, the history, the knowledge of the owner and the care taken to ensure enjoyment. A so to take home souvenirs full of interest.
We will return.

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Reviewed 30 April 2013

not enough places to eat but lovely place to visit, museum is interesting, nice local pub . Great waterfalls nearby..look fort eh eels a delight for the kiddies with fishing nets.

Thank SylviaA44
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