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Museum:Porthcawl Museum

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Museum, £0.50-£2

Museum Volunteers

Museum Volunteers

Victorian day

Wales is operating country-wide restrictions and is currently at coronavirus alert level four, with strict measures in place to limit the spread of the virus. Please check on the Welsh Government website before visiting or travelling to Wales or within Wales.


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.

Credit cards accepted (no fee)Education/study areaFacilities for groupsFacilities for educational visitsGift shopAccepts groups

Children welcomeDogs acceptedSmoking not allowed

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

Opening details

Opening Times:
Tuesday - Friday 10am to 4pm
Saturday - 10-4pm
Closed Sunday & Monday


Adults:- £2.00
Children:- 50p




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


  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (no fee)
  • Education/study areaEducation/study area
  • Facilities for groupsFacilities for groups
  • Facilities for educational visitsFacilities for educational visits
  • Gift shopGift shop
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
  • Dogs acceptedDogs accepted
  • Smoking not allowedSmoking not allowed

Public Conveniences are 100 yards 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