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Porthcawl Museum

Porthcawl Museum

  • Visit Wales VAQAS
  • Self-assessed Accessibility Information

Museum, £0.50-£1

VW VAQAS

Contact

Enquiries

01656 788853

Details

The museum has a great many collections on offer, including the 49th Reconnaisance Regiment formed in 1941, Samtampa Disaster 1947, Railwayana, costumes, tools used by local tradesmen, archaeological finds and records from local churches.

Disabled accessFacilities for educational visitsGift shopAccepts groups

Children welcomeDisabled accessDogs not accepted (except guidedogs)Smoking not allowedFacilities for hearing impaired

Public Conveniences are a 100 yds away from the museum entrance. There are many cafe's within walking distance.

Location

Directions

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Map reference: SS 818770  Lat: 51.47958 Long: -3.70348

Porthcawl Museum is best reached by road. Junction 37 from the M4 or the A48 from Bridgend.There are 2 car parks within 5 mins of the Museum. Buses stop regularly at the top of John Street, 5 mins walk from the Museum.

Parking: with charge

Accessible by Public Transport: 3 miles from Pyle station

Facilities

  • Disabled accessDisabled access
  • Facilities for educational visitsFacilities for educational visits
  • Gift shopGift shop
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
  • Disabled accessDisabled access
  • Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)
  • Smoking not allowedSmoking not allowed
  • Facilities for hearing impairedFacilities for hearing impaired

Public Conveniences are a 100 yds away from the museum entrance. There are many cafe's within walking distance.

Self-Assessed Accessibility Details

Parking

  • The surface of the car park and pathway leading to entrance:
    • Yesis solid
  • The route from the parking area to the entrance:
    • YesIs flat (i.e. without steps)

Public Areas

  • Level access (no steps/thresholds) or access by ramp or lift:
    • YesFrom the entrance to reception / ticket area
    • YesTo the gift shop
  • YesGood contrast between the floor and walls

Entrance

  • YesEntrance is well lit

General

  • YesSeating available for visitors with limited mobility
  • YesClear signage
  • YesEffective lighting for visually impaired visitors
  • YesDisplays at suitable height for wheelchair users / children
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