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image for Museum item typePorthcawl Museum

  • Visit Wales VAQAS
  • Self-assessed Accessibility Information

Museum, £0.50-£1

porthcawl Museum

porthcawl Museum

The Victorian wash house

Details

The museum has a great many collections on offer, including the 49th Reconnaisance Regiment formed in 1941, Samtampa Disaster 1947, Railways, The Great War exhibition, archaeological finds and records from local churches.

Facilities for educational visitsGift shopAccepts groups

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

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

Opening details

Opening Times:
Tuesday - Friday 10-12pm & 2-4pm
Saturday - 10-4pm
Closed Sunday & Monday

Prices

Adults:- £1.00
Children:- 50p

Location

Directions

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Map reference: SS 818770  Lat: 51.47976 Long: -3.70326

Junction 37 from the M4 or the A48 from Bridgend.
The Museum is in John Street which is pedestrianised from 11:00 to 17:00.
There are 2 car parks within 5 minutes of the Museum at Dock Street and Mary Street.
Bus stop at the top of John Street, 5 minutes walk from the Museum.

Parking: with charge

Accessible by Public Transport: 3 miles from Pyle station

Facilities

  • 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 100 yards 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