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A unique experience.

History over the Millenia from all around the locality. Well worth the visit if you get the... read more

Reviewed April 1, 2018
paroak
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Port Talbot, United Kingdom
Unusual museum

Rare Welsh stones spanning from 9th century. Set in little museum adjacent to church. £2.80 for an... read more

Reviewed August 6, 2017
maggie1966
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Penarth, United Kingdom
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Reviewed April 1, 2018

History over the Millenia from all around the locality. Well worth the visit if you get the opportunity. Come and figure out if the carving is of Robert of Gloucester for yourself. Maybe you can answer the question!

Date of experience: April 2018
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Reviewed September 15, 2017 via mobile

Had wanted to pop in while staying in the area. Opening times advertised as being from 10.30am. Arrived at just before 11am on 15th September and left at just after 11am having found both the museum and the St Mary's Abbey closed!!

Date of experience: September 2017
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Reviewed September 4, 2017

Housed in a former schoolhouse, this CADW run property is open Weds to Sundays and entry is £2.50 for adults, but you can easily look at all of the stones in 15 minutes, so you should plan some other activities in the local area. Two...More

Date of experience: September 2017
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Reviewed August 6, 2017 via mobile

Rare Welsh stones spanning from 9th century. Set in little museum adjacent to church. £2.80 for an adult to get in.

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank maggie1966
Reviewed January 11, 2017

A collection of pre-Conquest early Christian memorials and stones housed in a Victorian Schoolhouse. Yes, some visitors say it's on the small side, but there are around 30 different stones in the museum, all rich with local history. If you're visiting Margam Park and Margam...More

Date of experience: December 2016
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Reviewed August 28, 2016 via mobile

After reading some reviews thought this may be a bit rubbish but wanted somewhere not too far from Porthcawl to visit. No one about so we just wandered in, several notice boards telling you about the stones and their meanings. Also a very clear stone...More

Date of experience: August 2016
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Reviewed August 25, 2016

small museum with a display of ancient stones. unless you have a great interest in the topic it takes about 5/10 minutes to see

Date of experience: September 2015
Thank julmey
Reviewed May 3, 2016

Visited on bank holiday because Margam Park was asking for outrageous prices to access the park, so it was a spontaneous visit. It is secluded in a small cluster of houses, an abbey and a "restaurant". When we got there, it was closed and locked...More

Date of experience: May 2016
Thank ZaynMusic
Reviewed October 26, 2015 via mobile

Phoned on the allocated day and arranged a time to visit the museum. However after a considerable detour to get there, no one arrived to open the place up. It looked an interesting place, but it is very unfair to visitors, not to honour a...More

Date of experience: October 2015
Thank stagbag
Reviewed August 21, 2015

Very small , abbey is of some interest they fail on certain points of interest though . For example Dic Penderyn was born 3 miles down the road in Pyle and buried in nearby aberavon . the Glamorgan heritage coastal path diverts inland to avoid...More

Date of experience: September 2014
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