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1940s Swansea Bay

Closed Now: 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Open today: 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
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Hard to Summerise

Having driven past the Museum several times and called on a previous occasion to find it closed we... read more

Reviewed 17 July 2018
Bridgend, United Kingdom
Worth a visit

We visited this place on our recent trip to Wales. The museum is easy to find and well sign-posted... read more

Reviewed 4 July 2018
Lucie K
London, United Kingdom
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“world war”(6 reviews)
“war years”(3 reviews)
“an eye opener”(2 reviews)
Our indoor street scene will take you back in time to the 1940s. Walk past the RAF Operations Room, through the Air Raid Shelter and the Wartime pub to the Warden's Post and grocer's shop. Learn about Rationing and watch newsreels. Clothes and...more
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Baldwin's Crescent | Crymlyn Burrows, Swansea SA1 8PT, Wales
+44 1792 458864
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All reviews world war war years an eye opener interesting place on display ww2 exhibits school museum costumes realistic grime shop clothing pub video info
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Reviewed 6 August 2018

Interesting place with qr codes giving info. The owner is well informed and clearly enthusiastic about the subject. The QR codes near each exhibit are links to youtube videos showing people in costume explaining what your seeing. But.. place looked like it could do with...More

Thank Michael W
John T, Manager at 1940s Swansea Bay, responded to this reviewResponded 7 August 2018

Thanks for your comments, the feedback does help us. After a busy year of thousands of school children we are cleaning and repainting at the moment. Your points about the male toilet are noted, I can assure that they are cleaned daily, and the walls...More

Reviewed 17 July 2018

Having driven past the Museum several times and called on a previous occasion to find it closed we decided to give it another shot. The entrance fee of £5.95 pp was not excessive considering the ticket could be retained and used several times. Staff were...More

1  Thank Mordwywr
John T, Manager at 1940s Swansea Bay, responded to this reviewResponded 18 July 2018

We've tried to explain to several customers recently that many, many thousands of schoolchildren visit from September to July. Our last school was yesterday with over 80, and we are now able to start our deep clean ready for the next season starting in barely...More

Reviewed 4 July 2018

We visited this place on our recent trip to Wales. The museum is easy to find and well sign-posted and everyone was extremely welcoming. They provided water for our dog and also allowed our dog to go in (including in the shelter where she wouldn't...More

Thank Lucie K
John T, Manager at 1940s Swansea Bay, responded to this reviewResponded 5 July 2018

Thanks for your review. During this heatwave it is cooler inside our Street so we are getting visitors, and those on 4 legs are most welcome!

Reviewed 1 July 2018

John showed us around,he was very friendly and enthusiastic. It was very interesting learning lots about world war 2 and what people had to go through. In the street,there was a pub called the 3 lamps.You can have a go on the piano and when...More

1  Thank william212013
Reviewed 26 June 2018

Visited the 1940s Swansea Bay Museum - Privately owned - what a great experince to step back in time to the 1940s - RAF ops room -Bombed House- Street Scene - Pub - Warden Post - dressing up clothes - Photos - Cinema -and more...More

1  Thank GertrudePerkins1
John T, Manager at 1940s Swansea Bay, responded to this reviewResponded 27 June 2018

Thanks Ms Perkins for leaving your review. The Storyline Trail using the QR code links to videos has proved very popular. We're hoping to expand further this summer with new displays and exhibitions on The Great War and also the Anglo Zulu Wars of 1879,...More

Reviewed 31 December 2017

This is a very small museum portraying wartime Swansea, which suffered bombing during the blitz on the docks and housing. Though small it is run by genuine enthusiasts, who also have special events, with uniforms etc. There is a section where you can dress in...More

1  Thank BarryNapier
Reviewed 7 October 2017

Called here when staying along Swansea Waterfront. The museum is like a Tardis , plenty to see and we particularly liked the dressing up outfits and hats. A friendly member of staff at the entrance who explained about the museum. The museum is a fascinating...More

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Reviewed 5 October 2017

We had driven 2 hours and came from Australia to find the CLOSED sign on the door due to a school group how very disappointed and annoyed we four we.More

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John T, Manager at 1940s Swansea Bay, responded to this reviewResponded 7 October 2017

Due to a member of staff being absent we went ahead with the pre-booked school visit but weren't able to have someone full time on reception. We did answer the telephone and emails and the two couples that 'phoned from the car park and the...More

Reviewed 25 June 2017

We visited a few years ago. I love all the history relating to ww1, ww2 and collieries etc. So much time and effort has gone into this museum. Realistic views on what happened during war time.

1  Thank deborahcare
Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

Although a little cloudy...and the tide was out. Many possibilities...there is a good flat footpath all along the bay ...next to the beach...nice little cafe .....did not get to sample city life it was Sunday and mostly closed. .non the less a good walk and...More

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John T, Owner at 1940s Swansea Bay, responded to this reviewResponded 14 April 2017

Thanks for your kind words about Swansea Bay, as members of the local tourist trade association I completely agree that this area is a fantastic place to visit and enjoy all year round, in all weathers. We are the 1940s Swansea Bay museum, telling the...More

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4 June 2018|
Response from John T | Property representative |
Hello, it's £6.95 for Adults, £5.95 for anyone in full-time education or unwaged / retired. Under 5s are Free. Family £23.00 All tickets include re-admission for 8 weeks Trip Advisor takes hours to forward messages, for a... More