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Heritage Centre, £6-£7

Gower Heritage Centre

Gower Heritage Centre

Details

Set in the heart of the Gower Peninsula just west of Swansea, South Wales, the Gower Heritage Centre was established in 1990 as a countryside crafts centre situated in historical and beautiful surroundings.

The 12th century water powered corn and saw mill was renovated, and experienced crafts people took up residence on site. Today the centre is recognised as a vibrant crafts and rural life museum that welcomes visitors from all around the world.

The Gower Heritage Centre is a fun way to spend your day, whether you're a group or school and would like to take a coach tour to the Gower and explore what we have on offer, or if you're just passing by and are just popping in for a bite to eat at our Tea Rooms we're sure you'll find exactly what you're after here with us.

We are only a 15-minute walk from one of the most breath-taking bays in the Gower, Three Cliffs Bay. The whole peninsula is a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and has its own very distinctive culture that owes a lot to the mix of Welsh, West Country and Norman ancestry.

If your interest lies in rural Gower and the history of agriculture then we have a wide selection of displays for you, from our fully operational Water mill to the outdoor Museum of antique farming and cultivation. We are open throughout the year with a daily timetable of guided tours and demonstrations and an annual programme of special events.

Our craft workshops including puppet theatre and pottery are a great way to spend the afternoon on a school trip. For more information please give us a call.

Baby changing facilitiesCoach parties acceptedCredit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (with charge)Disabled toiletsEducation/study areaFacilities for groupsFacilities for educational visitsGift shopOn-site cateringOn-site light refreshmentsPicnic sitePublic toiletsRegional Tourist Board MemberTelephone (public)Welcome HostWheelchairs availableAccepts groupsFacilities for conferencing

Children welcomeDisabled accessDogs acceptedSmoking not allowedFacilities for hearing impairedFacilities for visually impaired

Opening Details

Open all the time

Open every day 10:00 - 17:00.

Prices

Admission prices: Adult £7.00, Concessions (including Seniors) £6.00, Child £6.00, Family (2 + 2) £25.00, Family (2 + 4) £30.00.

Events at this Venue

date event
Sat 5 - Sun 6 Oct The Gower Cider Festival
Sat 12 - Sun 13 Oct Gower Autumn Food Festival
Mon 28 Oct - Fri 1 Nov Halloween half term fun
Wed 30 - Thu 31 Oct Halloween Party Nights
Sat 2 - Sun 3 Nov Viking Weeknd
Sat 23 - Sun 24 Nov Christmas Craft Fayre & Father Christmas

Contact

Enquiries

Address

Parkmill,
Gower,
SA3 2EH

Location

Directions

Plan route to Gower Heritage Centre using Google mapsPlan route using Google maps

Map reference: SS 544894  Lat: 51.58464 Long: -4.10151

By Road:
We are 8 miles to the west of Swansea on the Gower Peninsula. Follow A4118 South Gower road.

Parking: free

Accessible by Public Transport: 8 miles from Swansea station

Facilities

  • Baby changing facilitiesBaby changing facilities
  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (no fee)
  • Credit cards accepted (with charge)Credit cards accepted (with charge)
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Education/study areaEducation/study area
  • Facilities for groupsFacilities for groups
  • Facilities for educational visitsFacilities for educational visits
  • Gift shopGift shop
  • On-site cateringOn-site catering
  • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
  • Picnic sitePicnic site
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Regional Tourist Board MemberRegional Tourist Board Member
  • Telephone (public)Telephone (public)
  • Welcome HostWelcome Host
  • Wheelchairs availableWheelchairs available
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Facilities for conferencingFacilities for conferencing
  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
  • Disabled accessDisabled access
  • Dogs acceptedDogs accepted
  • Smoking not allowedSmoking not allowed
  • Facilities for hearing impairedFacilities for hearing impaired
  • Facilities for visually impairedFacilities for visually impaired

Self-Assessed Accessibility Details

Parking

  • YesDesignated parking for guests with disabilities
    • YesWithin 50 metres approx. of entrance
  • The surface of the car park and pathway leading to entrance:
    • Yesis solid
  • YesDrop-off point for guests outside entrance
  • 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 a specially adapted public toilet suitable for wheelchair users
    • YesTo the gift shop
  • YesGood contrast between the floor and walls
  • YesContrast markings on clear surfaces such as glass doors
  • YesBaby changing facilities
  • YesVisitor information available in large print (14pt and over)

General

  • YesSeating available for visitors with limited mobility
  • YesClear signage
  • YesEffective lighting for visually impaired visitors
  • YesGood colour/tonal contrast for visually impaired visitors
  • YesWheelchairs provided
    • YesFree
  • YesRoutes/pathways suitable for wheelchair users or visitors with limited mobility
  • YesDisplays at suitable height for wheelchair users / children
  • YesAudible alarm system
  • YesVisual alarm system

Entrance

  • YesEntrance is well lit

Food

  • YesLevel access (no steps/thresholds) or access by ramp or lift to cafeteria
  • YesGood contrast between the floor and walls
  • YesMenus available in large print (14pt and over)
  • Restaurant / cafe provide meals for visitors with special dietary requirements:
    • YesSugar free (diabetic)
    • YesGluten free (coeliacs)
    • YesLactose free (dairy free)
    • YesLow potassium
    • YesLow sodium
    • YesNut free
    • YesAdditive free
    • YesOrganic
    • YesVegetarian
    • YesVegan
  • YesSeating suitable for wheelchair users, ie moveable and good height for person sitting in a wheelchair
  • YesHigh chairs for children
  • YesChildren's menu

Notes

90% of the Gower Heritage Centre is accessible to wheelchair users.