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Museum of Speed, Pendine

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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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  • August 20, 2017
    OK, this is a very specialised little museum. It is designed to house the world land speed record braking car "Babs" and really not a lot else. If, like me, you are into motor sports and land speed re...  more »
  • August 15, 2017
    What an incredible let down. Unfortunately it was open and we were charged £4.50 for basically a room full of nothing. There were two lovely old motorcycles in cases but no information to tell you wha...  more »
  • August 14, 2017
    We enjoyed seeing Babs and learning about the land speed records on Pendine beach. £2 for adults and kids were free. Worth a visit.  more »
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  • Ok not much here though. Saw babs pity cannot get closer though. Reasonable entry fee
  • Small and intimate, but only £2 to get in and then only when "Babs" is there, otherwise free
  • Well worth a visit during the summer months the when Babs is in residence. Good display of Motorcycles. If you are lucky, you may get to see Babs running on the historic Pendine Sands.
  • Ok, small & not very welcoming. No amenities at all.
  • Love it, small but a great museum, do support it. Short but very interesting Babbs is brilliant!

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