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“A museum with spirt”

Tin Shed Experience
Ranked #1 of 5 things to do in Laugharne
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: Tin Shed Experience is a second hand tin sheeted museum housing a collection of items from 1914-45 and wartime items including some film memorabilia and props. We have an Anderson Shelter and a 1930's workmans cottage. Over the years we have developed links with historical film and television productions such as 'Band of Brothers' and 'Saving Private Ryan'. We are also a quirky semi outdoor / undercover area for events. ********************************************************************** We are closed all days on Monday's and Tuesdays Reopen on Wednesday/Thursday/Friday and Saturday at 11am and last entry is at 4.30pm. Sunday we open at 1pm and last entry is at 4.30pm * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * Admission Fee General Admission £3 Family 2 Adults 2 Children £10 WW2 Veterans FREE Director Seimon Pugh-Jones 07974 106 157 Events Co-ordinator Min Evans 0781 696 0268 *Museum may close occasionally to cater for special events. Please check our facebook page & website regularly for details & phone to double check our availability before travelling. We apologise for any inconvenience caused during these times * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * ALL INFORMATION IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITH NO LIABILITY TO THE WEB PAGE CREATOR OR THE TIN SHED EXPERIENCE PLEASE PHONE TO DOUBLE CHECK THAT WE ARE OPEN BEFORE TRAVELING TO VISIT US. ******************************
Useful Information: Wheelchair access, Bathroom facilities
Scunthorpe, England, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
46 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“A museum with spirt”
Reviewed 25 June 2014

I have been to many Museums in the world but the Tin Shed has an aura about it you feel as though you are in the world of memorabilla wonderful details Simon met us at the door and explained everything in Graphic detail it was my second visit and cannot wait to go again

Visited June 2014
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Swansea, United Kingdom
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“A Visit to The Other Shed at Laugharne”
Reviewed 20 June 2014

Almost everyone has heard of Dylan Thomas's shed but we were told by friends to visit the Tin Shed, which we knew nothing about despite being regular visitors toLaugharne.The Tin Shed is a tiny museum on the right hand side of main road.It is devoted to the troops who served in both the wars.I don't like such things but it was excellent !Especially good was the commentary given by the curator .We shall definitely go again.

Visited June 2014
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Swansea, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
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“Forever changing exhibitions.”
Reviewed 17 June 2014

Visited the Tin Shed Experience on Saturday to find that the displays had been updated to encompass the D-Day and First World War Centenary commemorations. The displays are always interesting and the knowledge of the owners is incredible. The Tin Shed Experience is always worth a visit and only 20 minutes from Carmarthen.

Visited June 2014
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Carmarthen, United Kingdom
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35 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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“The Tin Shed Experience”
Reviewed 15 June 2014

No visit to Laugharne would be complete without exploring the incredible collection of wartime memorabilia that is housed within the Tin Shed. Apart from an amazing collection of militaria from both world wars this exhibition is a tribute to the photographic work of the period, without which we would not have the records we have today. This is not just a museum but a walk back in time. Apart from the ever changing exhibits The Tin Shed is also a venue for music and drama.

Visited June 2014
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Aberystwyth
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“Hidden gem full of interest!”
Reviewed 14 June 2014

We stopped at this museum as we were just passing by. Sadly there is little parking but we managed to pinch a spot and I'm SO glad we did.
£3 entry and I've never been to such an interesting and intimate museum collection. Run by volunteers who are obviously so passionate and really know their stuff. This collection of WW1 and WW2 home and war artefacts are mostly from personal collections but this only means that you get to know the soldiers through their letters and stories.
The Tin Shed has links with Hollywood and has artefacts and costumes used in HBO's Band of Brothers, and Saving Private Ryan.
The Tin Shed Experience comprises a central 'museum' room with war time artefacts, an anderson shelter, and a perfectly restored 1940s kitchen/living area. You are given much more free range around this museum and even have the opportunity to touch and hold certain artefacts.
As we were the only people visiting at the time, we were walked around and given a lot of information about everything in the museum. At busy times the lack of this one-to-one experience may mean you miss a few things but I got the idea that it is never truly ~busy~.
Visit time lasted about an hour, and will definitely be visiting again as the collection of items are updated regularly.
As a small attraction there is no shop or obvious loos but the volunteers are very accommodating; we were even offered a cup of tea.

Visited June 2014
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