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Review of Barry War Museum

Barry War Museum
Ranked #7 of 21 things to do in Barry
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Owner description: 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 surrounding area.
Reviewed 23 January 2014

The effort and personal commitment (time, money and enthusiasm) that these volunteers have put into this project has produced an incredibly absorbing 'hands-on' experience. People of all ages can glean what life was like during wartime, and all put together in a small space, including refreshments. Barry and Glamorgan has a very rich history and heritage, and exhibitions like these should be given the support of local council for a larger space, perhaps incorporated into a Glamorgan Museum where its story should be appreciated in the light it deserves. Well done Glamorgan Wartime Heritage Centre.

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Reviewed 23 January 2014

This bijou museum in Barry`s old railway station. Is very informative on the part Barry citizens played in WW2. Lots of exhibits and well informed staff. It is free entree and a great place to take the kids. Check their web site for opening times and special events.

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Reviewed 22 January 2014

I popped along to the Wartime Heritage Centre on the 1st anniversary of the Museum, housed in part of the Barry Island Train Station and was taken back by the way every square inch of the limited space available was packed with memoriabilia of WWI & WWII. It is clear that many RAF Veterans have contributed to the display items. My wife's grandfather served in the newly formed Royal Air Force, immediately after WWI had finished and I was able to present a painting of him, Cecil Matthews, which now proudly hangs in the museum. The volunteers had dressed in the clothes of WWII era, even down to the "Spiv" trying to sell me a banana. Live music was provided by 2 singers and I watched as many of those stopping to look around were taken back by the sounds of the 40's, taking seats to enjoy the music.

It was a thoroughly enjoyable morning stopping by to look around and take in the iems on display and the construction of the WWI Trench. What a brilliant day I had. If only they had more room, their imagination would be boundless. This is definitely one for the schools to visit when the cover WWI & II era on their syllabus.

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Reviewed 12 January 2014

I called into this museum today with my 11 year old son. He was in his element for an hour!
This small museum is excellent. Each exhibit has been well thought out with great attention to detail. That, added to the fact that there were lot of volunteers dressed in the authentic uniforms and dress of the era, I felt like I have travelled back in time!
This is a real education and very "hands on". I would highly recommend a visit.

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Reviewed 6 December 2013

As a retired teacher I would have loved to have been able to use this facility to educate children about the Second World War. What a treasure of a museum! A real gem! It contains thoroughly detailed and wonderfully interactive re-creations of a wartime trench, home air raid shelter, and WWII kitchen, making it an invaluable educational resource especially aimed at children as well as adults.Everyone will come away learning something new!

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