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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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  • Interesting little museum which covers a very specific historical subject i.e. speed records and races on Pendine sands. I read about it before going so was not disappointed. Some people seem to expec...  more »
  • Small but informative museum will appeal to those interested in motor sports and the land speed trials which took place here in the early 20th century.  more »
  • Could have made it so much more although what there was was ok. Miserable attendant. I was surprised to be charged entrance fee!  more »
  • 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!