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Carmarthenshire County Museum, Carmarthen

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Carmarthenshire County Museum is a museum in the old county town of Carmarthen, Carmarthenshire in Wales.LocationCarmarthenshire County Museum is located at Abergwili, Carmarthen, SA31 2JG. It is managed by Carmarthenshire County Council.HistoryThe museum is housed a building that began life as a college of priests, founded in the 1280s, which then became the palace of the Bishop of St Davids between 1542 and 1974. It was here that the New Testament and the Book of Common Prayer were first translated into the Welsh language in 1567 during the episcopate of Bishop Richard Davies.Exhibition & CollectionThe museum tells the rich history the county through a diverse collection of artifacts, paintings and portraits. In addition there is a notable collection of Welsh furniture and costume, a Victorian era village schoolroom, articles associated with the county's farming and agricultural heritage and an exhibition on World War II's home front.
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  • There is a lot of history in this old house with written sheets that explain each numbered item. We really enjoyed looking back to the early days. It would be fantastic if this building and grounds co...  more »
  • I came here as a child nearly 30 years ago with my parents, and have been meaning to go back as an adult for the past 10 years, but never got round to it, even though I still live in the area! Despite...  more »
  • Enjoyed my visit, friendly helpful staff, well set out in a timeline format demonstrating local living throughout history. Well worth a visit.  more »
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  • Lots of interesting things to see. Free parking and free entry.
  • Nice dog walks around the grounds and nice to visit the old museum.
  • Great small municipal museum
  • Hidden Gem! Wonderful little museum with loads of content and interesting trail. Exterior is a little shabby but get past it and the interior is in reasonable repair and the exhibits are really good. This is a great little attraction and well worth going to. Nice staff too - completely unobtrusive. Charming.
  • Don't be put off by the exterior of the museum, which unfortunately has been left to deteriorate due to budget cuts (this is a crying shame as it could be beautiful). The interior is well maintained. An interesting local museum which is a must for locals and tourists alike.

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