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Carmarthenshire County Museum, Carmarthen

Set in parkland in the glorious Towy Valley, this was for centuries the palace of the Bishop of St Davids. The building became a rare example of Welsh Arts & Crafts architecture when a devastating fire presented an opportunity to rebuild the palace in 1904. The museum displays fascinating and curious art and antiquities from Carmarthenshire’s past. It’s the perfect place to soak up the history from a part of Wales steeped in heritage, myth and legend. Discover the bones of ice age animals, fossils, Roman gold, the legend of Merlin’s Oak, gravestones from the time of King Arthur and folk art believed to have mystical powers. Enjoy displays of past lives, such as Elsa’s traditional Welsh cottage, the old palace kitchen, rural food production and the exquisite and beautifully preserved palace chapel.

For more information, visit the website.

National Coracle Centre, Cenarth

Set in the beautiful village of Cenarth (SA38 9JL), with its beautiful falls, in the grounds of a 17th century flour mill, the museum is jam-packed with coracles from around the world and their history. There is a shop, and guided tours are available. Tel: 01239 711 642.

For more information, visit the Visit Pembrokeshire website.

Dylan Thomas Boathouse and Tea Room, Laugharne

Set on the Taf Estuary, close to Laugharne Castle (SA33 4SD), this is the atmospheric former home of the poet Dylan Thomas, and his writing shed has been recreated as it used to be. The museum has a delightful tea room and gift shop. 

For more information, visit the Visit Wales website.

Parc Howard Museum, Llanelli

This museum is a majestic Bath stone villa set within a picturesque town park (SA15 3LJ). It displays the fascinating story of the town, with collections of Llanelli Pottery and art. The park has a bowling green, duck pond, play park and paddling pool (seasonal). Free entry.

For more information, visit the Discover Carmarthenshire website.

Kidwelly Industrial Museum and Tinworks, Kidwelly

The museum (SA17 4LW) focuses on the Tinplate industry in Kidwelly, as well as coal mining and brick making. Many vintage industrial machines can be seen. The museum hosts tours, open days and an annual classic car and vintage machinery show. Free entry.

For more information, visit the website.