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Museum of Speed, Pendine

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3.4/5 based on 120+ reviews on the web
The Pendine Museum of Speed is dedicated to the use of Pendine Sands for land speed record attempts. It was opened in 1996 in the village of Pendine, on the south coast of Wales, and is owned and run by Carmarthenshire County Council. The museum received 33,522 visitors in 2009.For part of the summer the museum houses Babs, the land speed record car in which was killed in 1927. Babs was excavated in 1969 after 42 years of burial on the beach at Pendine Sands, and restored over the following 16 years by Owen Wyn Owen.
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  • At 3.00 in the afternoon the museum was closed with no sign of life or lighting, with a sign of opening hours until 5.00. Very disappointing having travelled from Tenby to visit. 
  • Visited the Museum of Speed with relatives from Australia. Information on the website said it was open until 5pm. We arrived at 4pm to find it locked. The car 'Babs' could be seen through the window. ...  read more »
  • We visited here when it first opened i understand its not for everyone but it would be nice if it was kept clean and tidy around it maybe a bit of TLC,however what we saw and videos were informative a...  read more »
  • Great little museum, £2 when Babs is on display. That and two historic motorbikes make up most of the content, along with a brief video presentation with some interesting footage of the car being suggest up and restored. Well worth a visit if you are in the area.
  • A great little museum. Not loads to look at but for free you definitely should take a look.
  • Not a lot but quality stuff, free for public, if you are nearby take a look, you will surprise yourself.
  • its free!! pop in and see the history of the land speed record, early trans atlantic flights and motor cycle racing on the beach. Also the brough superior used in Laurence of arabia.
  • The home of BABS a must see for any petrol head
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