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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  • If you like modern museums with tech and space and lighting effects, this is not for you. If, like me, you prefer old and quirky with informative text and an endless maze of wonderful old things, then...  more »
  • lots of local information and lots to see much bigger and better then it looks from the outside well worth the visit being free is a added perk  more »
  • A great little museum concentrating on Carmarthenshire. I found the experience very pleasant. Exhibits seem to be displayed in a natural environment. Small enough to see all.  more »
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  • Loads of interesting things to see. Free entry and parking. Lovely grounds to walk around too
  • Lots of interesting things to see. Free parking and free entry.
  • Nice dog walks around the grounds and nice to visit the old 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.
  • Great small municipal museum
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