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porthcawl Museum

porthcawl Museum

The Victorian wash house
  • Visit Wales VAQAS
  • Self-assessed Accessibility Information

Museum, £0.50-£1



Ceri Joseph

01656 788853


The museum has a great many collections on offer, including the 49th Reconnaisance Regiment formed in 1941, Samtampa Disaster 1947, Railwayana, The Great War exhibition, 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.

Opening Details

Open all the time

Closed Sunday & Monday

Opeing Tomes:
Tuesday - 10-12pm & 2-4pm
Wednesday - 10-12pm & 2-4pm
Thursday - 10-12pm & 2-4pm
Friday - 10-12pm & 2-4pm
Saturday - 10-4pm

Museum Entry Prices
Adults:- £1
Children:- 50p


Adults:- £1
Children:- 50p



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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 at Dock Street and Mary Street

Buses stop regularly at the top of John Street, 5 mins walk from the Museum.

Public Transport Information -

Parking: with charge

Accessible by Public Transport: 3 miles from Pyle station


  • 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


  • 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


  • YesEntrance is well lit


  • 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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