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Address: John Street | Old Police Station, Porthcawl CF36 5DT, Wales
Phone Number:
+44 1656 782211
10:00 - 12:00
14:00 - 16:00
Closed now
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Tue - Sat 10:00 - 12:00
14:00 - 16:00

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Called in as part of a weekend break

The museum is small but very informative and interesting. the volunteers are very committed and couldn't do enough for us. They showed us around and took time answering our... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 12 December 2016
Cardiff, United Kingdom
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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016

The museum is small but very informative and interesting. the volunteers are very committed and couldn't do enough for us. They showed us around and took time answering our questions. Definitely a little local gem that deserves to be supported

Thank alanbowden
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243 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2016

Visited here, worth half an hour of your time, gives you all the local history of the surrounding area, and it only costs under a pound.

Thank HelmarkCardiff
Devon, United Kingdom
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332 reviews
125 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 171 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2016 via mobile

Excellent and unique look at a random collection of local and international articles of interest. Love local places like this, always different and manned by local people who care and who bring unique memories. Being expanded over winter 2016/17. Well worth the £1 entry fee. Don't miss the (unrelated) gallery upstairs either.

Thank Stephen B
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15 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016

very interesting and well thought out. Two of the staff gave us really good information and were very knowledgeable.

Thank buddycatBiddulph
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2016 via mobile

Partner and daughter went. Very interesting and very friendly staff. Highly recommended. Very reasonable price. Very enjoyable.

1 Thank Sarah B
Stratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2016

We sheltered from the rain, and found a very friendly little museum of local history. With family ties to the area, we found it fascinating to compare then with now. The stories and artefacts made an interesting visit for an hour. Contained in the old Police Station there are still cells and the original equipment to see, and enthusiastic custodians... More 

1 Thank Constantraveller61
Skelmersdale, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 July 2016

popped in here before having a few pints, not bad for a couple of pound but done after 30 minutes or so

2 Thank Carl E
Loughton, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 July 2016

O.k. To get out of the rain. It is situated the middle of the high street, which in itself doesn't have much to offer. High street is a bit rundown. Don't think I will be going back in a hurry.

Thank Davep969
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3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 June 2016

great museum small, compact, but full of amazing artefacts and lovely interesting pieces. genuine world war one memorabilia, exhibition regularly updates to coincide with major battles, at the moment Verdun and the Somme are on display

1 Thank AnthonyArcari
Swansea, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 June 2016

Took a friend visiting from California to the museum today and was blown away by what I found, a large collection of artifacts and well researched information about the local and surrounding areas. The price of £1 for adults and 50p for children were certainly worth it! what can you get for that these days? not even a small bottle... More 

3 Thank Allieke

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