Porthcawl Museum

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Porthcawl Museum is located in the Old Police Station, which was used as a working police station from 1877 to its closure in 1974. This listed building still has the original charge room which now houses the Porthcawl Tourist Information Centre.

Our collections include social, maritime and military history (particularly that of the 49th Recce Regiment, formed in Porthcawl in 1942), Victorian costumes and artefacts, railway history (of the DLPR, dating from 1825, and the GWR).
During 2014 a new Great War exhibition will be displayed at the museum it will include a replica trench experience. To mark the centenary of the start of the Great War in August 2014 town wide events will take place ..further updates will be published soon

Venue Type:

Museum

Opening hours

31 March-31 October
Mon-Sun 14.00-16.00
Sat 10.00-12.00, 14.00-16.00

Between Christmas and Easter we are closed on Mon, Tues and Wed for renewal of displays.

Admission charges

Until April owing too new exhibition fitting. only open Wed 2pm to 4 pm. Sat 10 am to 12 noon & 2 pm to 4 pm f

The Museum contains an exhibition of the Welsh Guards featuring memorabilia of the Guards from its formation in 1915 to the present day, including uniforms, regalia, arms, regimental records and much more. The Museum also features a fascinating collection of artifacts, costumes and memorabilia charting the social and maritime history of the Porthcawl area as well as a collection of war mementoes. The wartime records of the 49th Reconnaissance Regiment, which was formed here in 1942, are also on display. The Museum also contains records of the history of the Parish Church of St. John the Baptist founded in 1189.
The Porthcawl Art Society provides displays of the works of local artists on the first floor.

Collection details

Archaeology, Archives, Costume and Textiles, Land Transport, Maritime, Social History, Weapons and War

Key artists and exhibits

  • 49th Reconnaissance Regiment
  • Welsh Guards
Events details are listed below. You may need to scroll down or click on headers to see them all. For events that don't have a specific date see the 'Resources' tab above.
The High Sheriff of Glamorgan

The High Sheriff of Glamorgan

  • Until 16 February 2016 *on now
  • From 16 February 2016

The History and role of the High Sheriff of Glamorgan a talk by Mrs Jayne James the High Sheriff of Glamorgan

Suitable for

  • Any age

Where

The Y Centre
John Street
Porthcawl
Bridgend
Cf36

Admission

Free to members of the museum (non members £1)

St davids Day

St David's Day

  • 4 March 2016 10:30am-12:30pm

St David's Day Coffee Morning

Suitable for

  • Any age

Where

Y centre
John Street
Porthcawl
Bridgend

Admission

£1.50

Carisbrooke Castle

Carisbrooke Castle

  • 15 March 2016 7-9pm

A Talk about the history of Carisbrooke Castle by Phil Bowen

Suitable for

  • Any age

Where

The Y Centre
John Street
Porthcawl
Bridgend

Admission

Free to members (non Members £1)

Easter Coffee Morning

Easter

  • 1 April 2016 10:30am-12:30pm

Easter Coffee Morning

Suitable for

  • Family friendly

Where

The Y Centre
John Street
Porthcawl
Bridgend

Admission

£1.50

Aspects of World War One re-enactment

Aspects of World War One

  • 19 April 2016 7-9pm

Aspects of World War One re-enactment By Debra John

Suitable for

  • Family friendly

Where

The Y centre
John Street
Porthcawl
Bridgend

Admission

Free to Members (Non members £1)

A Day at the Seaside

A Day at the Seaside

  • 6 May 2016 10:30am-12:30pm

A Day at the Seaside Coffee Morning

Suitable for

  • Family friendly

Where

The Y Centre
John Street
Porthcawl
Bridgend

Admission

£1.50

Homemade cake sale Coffee morning

Homemade cake sale

  • 10 June 2016 10:30am-12:30pm

Homemade cake sale and Coffee morning

Suitable for

  • Family friendly

Where

The Y Centre
John Street
Porthcawl
Bridgend

Admission

£1.50

Summer Evening

  • 24 June 2016

Summer Evening at the Museum

Suitable for

  • Family friendly

Admission

TBA

Porthcawl Mayor's Charity Coffee Morning

Porthcawl Mayor's Charity

  • 8 July 2016 10:30am-12:30pm

Porthcawl Mayor's Charity Coffee Morning

Suitable for

  • Family friendly

Where

The Y Centre
John Street
Porthcawl
Bridgend

Admission

£1.50

Afternoon Tea

  • 10 August 2016

Afternoon Tea at the Museum

Suitable for

  • Family friendly

Admission

TBA

Museum Open Doors Day Porthcawl

Museum Open Doors Day

  • 17 September 2016 10am-4pm

Museum Open Doors Day Porthcawl with the Marcher Stuarts Re-enactment Group

Suitable for

  • Family friendly
  • Especially for children
The Normans are coming

The Normans

  • 20 September 2016 7-9pm

The Normans are Coming a talk by Ceri joseph

Suitable for

  • Family friendly

Where

The Y Centre
John Street
Porthcawl
Bridgend

Admission

Free to members (Non Members £1)

Porthcawl Museum
Old Police Station
John Street
Porthcawl
Bridgend
CF36 5DT
Wales

Website

www.porthcawlandthegreatwar.com

E-mail

porthcawlmuseum@hotmail.co.uk

Telephone

01656 782211

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