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Museum of Speed, Pendine
(3.2/5 based on 130+ 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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TripAdvisor
  • Not worth a visit :( very boring, very small, not much to see. Looks closed from outside. Outside area looks shabby. Such a shame given the history of the area with land speed records .... 
  • Not sure what to say, had been telling the children about the speed records that had been made on the beach, and we would visit the museum. When we arrived it all looked unloved and very sad from the ...  more »
  • 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. 
Google
  • 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.
  • Fascinating place! Well worth the visit if you're near
  • A great little museum. Not loads to look at but for free you definitely should take a look.
  • well presented and great to see BABS on display
  • Not a lot but quality stuff, free for public, if you are nearby take a look, you will surprise yourself.