List of museums in Wales

This list of museums in Wales contains museums which are defined for this context as institutions (including nonprofit organizations, government entities, and private businesses) that collect and care for objects of cultural, artistic, scientific, or historical interest and make their collections or related exhibits available for public viewing. Also included are non-profit art galleries and university art galleries.

Museums that exist only in cyberspace (i.e. virtual museums) are not included. Those marked 'NMW' are part of the network of National Museum Wales.

To use the sortable table, click on the icons at the top of each column to sort that column in alphabetical order; click again for reverse alphabetical order.

Name Town/City County/Borough Region Type Summary
Beaumaris CastleBeaumarisAngleseyNorth WalesHistoric houseMedieval castle
Beaumaris CourthouseBeaumarisAngleseyNorth WalesLaw enforcementwebsite, also known as Llys Biwmares Beaumaris Court, dates to 1614
Beaumaris GaolBeaumarisAngleseyNorth WalesPrison19th-century prison
Canolfan Ucheldre CentreHolyheadAngleseyNorth WalesArtwebsite, community arts centre with exhibit gallery for contemporary art and craft
Copper Kingdom CentreAmlwchAngleseyNorth WalesLocalwebsite, local history, copper and shipbuilding industry
Haulfre StablesBeaumarisAngleseyNorth WalesTransportationOpen by appointment only, Victorian harness and saddlery, carts and carriages[1]
Holyhead Maritime MuseumHolyheadAngleseyNorth WalesMaritimeLocated in an 1858 lifeboat station, maritime and social history
Llynnon MillHolyheadAngleseyNorth WalesMill18th-century windmill
Menai Heritage Bridges ExhibitionMenai BridgeAngleseyNorth WalesTechnologywebsite, history and construction of the Menai Suspension Bridge and the Britannia Bridge
Moelfre Seawatch CentreMoelfreAngleseyNorth WalesMaritimeAlso known as RNLI Gwylfan Seawatch Centre, includes a lifeboat, maritime artifacts, marine life and environment[2][3]
Oriel Ynys MônLlangefniAngleseyNorth WalesMultipleArt, culture, social history of Anglesey
Penmaenmawr MuseumPenmaenmawrConwyNorth WalesLocalwebsite, local history museum and community archive for Penmaenmawr
Plas NewyddLlanfairpwllgwyngyllAngleseyNorth WalesHistoric houseOperated by the National Trust, 18th-century house with 1930s interior, military museum of the 1st Marquess of Anglesey, garden, arboretum
South Stack LighthouseHoly IslandAngleseyNorth WalesMaritimeHistoric lighthouse, engine room and exhibits
Stone SciencePentraethAngleseyNorth WalesNatural historyDinosaurs, fossils, rocks, minerals[4]
Swtan Heritage MuseumRhydwynAngleseyNorth WalesHistoric housewebsite, 16th-century Welsh cottage with a thatched roof, early 20th-century interior, exhibits of art and rural life
Tacla TaidRhydwynAngleseyNorth WalesTransportationwebsite, also known as Anglesey Transport and Agriculture Museum, cars, motorbikes, commercial and farm vehicles and static engines
Abertillery & District MuseumAbertilleryBlaenau GwentSouth WalesMultiplewebsite, local history, period room and farm displays, mining, culture, Roman artifacts
Bedwellty HouseTredegarBlaenau GwentSouth WalesHistoric houseEarly 19th-century ironmaster's residence and gardens
Blaina Heritage Action Group MuseumTredegarBlaenau GwentSouth WalesLocalwebsite, local history
Brynmawr & District MuseumBrynmawrBlaenau GwentSouth WalesLocalwebsite, local history, Brynmawr Furniture pieces made during the Brynmawr Experiment
Tredegar Local History MuseumTredegarBlaenau GwentSouth WalesLocalLocated in the town library, local history, industry[5]
Cefn Junction Signal BoxCefn CribwrBridgend County BoroughSouth WalesLocalwebsite, located in a 1898 signal box, local history with an emphasis on rail and coal mining heritage,
Porthcawl MuseumPorthcawlBridgend County BoroughSouth WalesLocalwebsite, local history
St John's HouseBridgendBridgend County BoroughSouth WalesLocalwebsite, local history
Caerphilly CastleCaerphillyCaerphillySouth WalesHistoric houseMedieval castle, replica siege engines, exhibits on other castles in Wales
Llancaiach FawrNelsonCaerphillySouth WalesLiving1645 period home, at the height of the English Civil War when King Charles I of England visited the house to persuade its owner not to change his allegiance
Winding HouseNew TredegarCaerphillySouth WalesLocalwebsite, local history, coal mining, winding engine
Butetown History and Arts CentreButetownCardiffSouth WalesMultipleLocal history, culture, art
Cardiff Bay Visitor CentreCardiffCardiffSouth WalesLocalIncludes exhibits of local history, culture, located in the Wales Millennium Centre
Cardiff CastleCardiffCardiffSouth WalesHistoric houseMedieval castle and Victorian architecture Gothic revival mansion
Cardiff StoryCardiffCardiffSouth WalesLocalCity's history, culture
Castell CochTongwynlaisCardiffSouth WalesHistoric houseOperated by Cadw, late 19th-century "fairy-tale" Victorian Gothic castle with lavish furnishings
Chapter Arts CentreCantonCardiffSouth WalesArtArts centre for international art, performance and film
Craft in the BayCardiffCardiffSouth WalesArtContemporary crafts gallery of the Makers Guild in Wales
Doctor Who Exhibition CentreCardiffCardiffSouth WalesMediaArtifacts from the Doctor Who television series
Firing Line: Cardiff Castle Museum of the Welsh SoldierCardiffCardiffSouth WalesMilitaryLocated at Cardiff Castle, history of the Welch Regiment
The GateRoathCardiffSouth WalesArtArts centre with exhibit gallery
Insole CourtLlandaffCardiffSouth WalesHistoric houseVictorian mansion
National Museum CardiffCardiffCardiffSouth WalesMultiple(NMW) Art, archaeology, natural history, dinosaurs, geology, decorative arts
Norwegian Church Arts CentreCardiffCardiffSouth WalesArtArts centre with gallery
PierheadCardiffCardiffSouth WalesHistoryLate 19th-century building with Welsh history exhibits
St Fagans National History MuseumSt FagansCardiffSouth WalesOpen air(NMW) Over forty buildings including a Celtic village, Elizabethan manor house, chapel, medieval church, schoolhouse, tollbooth, farm,
TechniquestCardiffCardiffSouth WalesScienceHands-on science exhibits
Third Floor GalleryCardiffCardiffSouth WalesPhotographyPhotography gallery of national and international contemporary photography
Wales Millennium CentreCardiffCardiffSouth WalesArtPerforming arts centre with exhibit gallery
Bro Aman Heritage RoomAmmanfordCarmarthenshireSouth WalesLocal historyLocated in the Ammanford Town Library[6]
Carmarthenshire County MuseumCarmarthenCarmarthenshireSouth WalesMultipleLocal history, culture, art gallery, furniture, decorative arts, 19th-century schoolroom, the inside of a Carmarthenshire farmhouse a clogmaker's workshop
Dolaucothi Gold MinesPumsaintCarmarthenshireSouth WalesMiningOperated by the National Trust, Roman surface and deep gold mines
Dylan Thomas BoathouseLaugharneCarmarthenshireSouth WalesHistoric houseFinal home of poet Dylan Thomas
Kidwelly Industrial MuseumKidwellyCarmarthenshireSouth WalesIndustryTinplate industry buildings and equipment
Museum of SpeedPendineCarmarthenshireSouth WalesAutomotiveUse of Pendine Sands for land speed record attempts
National Coracle CentreCenarthCarmarthenshireSouth WalesMaritimeCollection of coracles
National Wool MuseumLlandysulCarmarthenshireSouth WalesIndustry(NMW) Woolen mill, textiles gallery
Newton HouseLlandeiloCarmarthenshireSouth WalesHistoric houseOperated by the National Trust, 1912 period house in extensive park, nearby Dinefwr Castle ruins
Oriel Myrddin GalleryCarmarthenCarmarthenshireSouth WalesArtwebsite, contemporary art gallery
Parc Howard MuseumLlanelliCarmarthenshireSouth WalesMultipleLocal pottery, art, decorative arts, local history
West Wales Museum of ChildhoodLlangelerCarmarthenshireSouth WalesToyToys, dolls, model trains, model cars, teddy bears, toy soldiers, tin toys, costumes, pinball machines, games, period schoolroom, household items
Aberystwyth Arts CentreAberystwythCeredigionMid WalesArtPart of Aberystwyth University, features exhibit galleries for art, ceramics
Ceredigion MuseumAberystwythCeredigionMid WalesLocalLocal history, archaeology, natural history, Welsh furniture, costumes, farming and agriculture items
Internal Fire – Museum of PowerTanygroesCeredigionMid WalesTechnologyInternal combustion and steam engines
Lampeter MuseumLampeterCeredigionMid WalesLocalLocal history exhibits in the town library
LlanerchaeronCiliau AeronCeredigionMid WalesHistoric houseOperated by the National Trust, 18th-century Welsh minor gentry estate with dairy, laundry, brewery, salting house, walled kitchen gardens, organic farm
Llanon CottageLlanonCeredigionMid WalesHistoric housewebsite, Tudor cottage with original straw rope underthatch
Llywernog Silver-Lead MinePonterwydCeredigionMid WalesMiningwebsite, 18th-century silver mine, buildings, equipment, tramways
New Quay Heritage CentreNew QuayCeredigionMid WalesLocalwebsite, local history exhibits
School of Art Gallery and Museum at Aberystwyth UniversityAberystwythCeredigionMid WalesArtwebsite, fine art, photography, prints and drawings, crafts and decorative art
Strata Florida AbbeyPontrhydfendigaidCeredigionMid WalesArchaeologyRemains of a medieval Cisterian abbey
Tregaron Kite Centre and MuseumTregaronCeredigionMid WalesNatural historywebsite, kites and other area birds, Tregaron Bog, local history, Victorian schoolroom
Welsh Quilt CentreLampeterCeredigionMid WalesArtwebsite, quilts and textile exhibits
Aberconwy HouseConwyConwyNorth WalesHistoric housewebsite, operated by the National Trust, medieval merchant's house with rooms from different periods
Conwy CastleConwyConwyNorth WalesHistoric houseMedieval castle
Conwy Mussel MuseumConwyConwyNorth WalesMaritimewebsite, pearl fishing
Conwy Suspension BridgeConwyConwyNorth WalesTechnologyOperated by the National Trust, 1826 version of the Menai Suspension Bridge, now a footbridge, 1890s period toll house
Conwy Valley Railway MuseumBetws-y-CoedConwyNorth WalesRailwayRailway equipment, miniature and model railways, memorabilia
Home Front ExperienceLlandudnoConwyNorth WalesLivingwebsite, life in Britain during World War II
Llandudno MuseumLlandudnoConwyNorth WalesLocalwebsite, local history, culture, copper mining, Welsh kitchen, art
MostynLlandudnoConwyNorth WalesArtContemporary art gallery
New York CottagesPenmaenmawrConwyNorth WalesHistoric housewebsite, 1840s house for local quarry workers, local history, industry
Plas MawrConwyConwyNorth WalesHistoric house16th-century Elizabethan town house
Royal Cambrian Academy of ArtConwyConwyNorth WalesArtHosts 8-10 exhibits a year
Sir Henry Jones MuseumLlangernywConwyNorth WalesHistoric housewebsite, Victorian childhood home of philosopher and academic Sir Henry Jones
Smallest House in Great BritainConwyConwyNorth WalesHistoric house16th-century house measuring 3.05 metre by 1.8 metre (10 feet by 6 feet)
Tŷ Mawr WybrnantPenmachnoConwyNorth WalesHistoric houseOperated by the National Trust, 16th-century stone-built upland farmhouse, birthplace of Bishop William Morgan, the first translator of the Bible into Welsh, collection of bibles
Bodelwyddan CastleBodelwyddanDenbighshireNorth WalesMultipleHistoric house with Victorian period rooms, art exhibits from the National Portrait Gallery, gardens, parkland
Llangollen Motor MuseumLlangollenDenbighshireNorth WalesAutomobileCars, motorcycles, memorabilia and artifacts
Llangollen MuseumLlangollenDenbighshireNorth WalesLocalwebsite, local history, culture
Nantclwyd y DreRuthinDenbighshireNorth WalesHistoric house15th-century timbered house with rooms from different periods up to the 1940s
Plas NewyddLlangollenDenbighshireNorth WalesHistoric houseLate 18th-century Gothic cottage house
Rhyl Miniature RailwayRhylDenbighshireNorth WalesRailwayMiniature railway and museum
Rhyl MuseumRhylDenbighshireNorth WalesLocalwebsite, local history, culture
Ruthin GaolRuthinDenbighshireNorth WalesPrison19th-century Victorian prison dating back to the 17th century
Ruthin Craft CentreRuthinDenbighshireNorth WalesArtContemporary crafts centre with exhibit galleries, artist studios, retail gallery, education and residency workshops
Wireless in Wales MuseumDenbighDenbighshireNorth WalesWireless radiowebsite, collection of radios and information, displaying some very early and rare sets dating from the 1920s to the 1960s
Greenfield Valley Heritage ParkHolywellFlintshireNorth WalesIndustryOpen air park with a farm museum, former factories for making cotton, brass items, copper sheets, wire
Mold Library, Museum and GalleryMoldFlintshireNorth WalesLocalwebsite, local history, author Daniel Owen
St Winefride's WellHolywellFlintshireNorth WalesReligiousShrine with museum about its history
BocsCaernarfonGwyneddNorth WalesArtwebsite, Creative Industries Centre for young artists, art gallery
Cae'r GorsRhosgadfanGwyneddNorth WalesLiteraturewebsite, restored birthplace of author Kate Roberts
Caernarfon Airworld MuseumCaernarfonGwyneddNorth WalesAviationwebsite, collection of retired aircraft, history of mountain rescue, located at Caernarfon Airport, the airfield of the former RAF Llandwrog
Caernarfon CastleCaernarfonGwyneddNorth WalesHistoric houseMedieval fortress castle, site of investiture of the Prince of Wales, houses the Royal Welch Fusiliers Museum
Lasynys FawrHarlechGwyneddNorth WalesHistorical housewebsite, restored 15th-century home of poet Ellis Wynne
Llechwedd Slate CavernsBlaenau FfestiniogGwyneddNorth WalesMiningSlate mine quarry and tram
Lloyd George MuseumLlanystumdwyGwyneddNorth WalesHistoric houseLate 19th-century boyhood home of British Prime Minister David Lloyd George
Narrow Gauge Railway MuseumTywynGwyneddNorth WalesRailwayLocomotives and artifacts from over 80 British narrow gauge railways
National Slate MuseumLlanberisGwyneddNorth WalesIndustry(NMW) Formerly the Welsh Slate Museum, former slate quarry
Oriel PendeitshCaernarfonGwyneddNorth WalesArtwebsite[permanent dead link], exhibition space
Oriel Plas Glyn-y-WeddwPwllheliGwyneddNorth WalesArtwebsite, art gallery
Penrhyn CastleLlandygaiGwyneddNorth WalesHistoric house19th-century fantasy castle, operated by the National Trust
Penrhyn Castle Railway MuseumLlandygaiGwyneddNorth WalesRailwayIndustrial railway locomotives
Porthmadog Maritime MuseumPorthmadogGwyneddNorth WalesMaritimewebsite, schooners built in the town and the men who sailed in them
Quaker Heritage CentreDolgellauGwyneddNorth WalesReligiousHistory of the local Quaker community that later emigrated to Pennsylvania[7]
Royal Welch Fusiliers MuseumCaernarfonGwyneddNorth WalesMilitaryLocated at Caernarfon Castle, regimental uniforms, weapons, memorabilia
SegontiumCaernarfonGwyneddNorth WalesArchaeologyExcavated Roman fort and visitor center with artifacts
Sygun Copper MineBeddgelertGwyneddNorth WalesMiningUnderground tours of the Victorian copper mine
StorielBangorGwyneddNorth WalesMultiplewebsite, local history, art, culture, Welsh furniture, costumes, archaeology, formerly the Gwynedd Museum and Art Gallery
Tŷ SiamasDolgellauGwyneddNorth WalesMusicNational centre for Welsh folk music
Cyfarthfa CastleMerthyr TydfilMerthyr TydfilSouth WalesMultipleLocal and social history, art, decorative arts
Joseph Parry's CottageMerthyr TydfilMerthyr TydfilSouth WalesHistoric housewebsite, 1840s period ironworker's cottage, birthplace of composer Joseph Parry
Abergavenny MuseumAbergavennyMonmouthshireSouth WalesLocalLocal history, culture, period saddlers shop, Victorian farmhouse kitchen, 1930s grocery shop, changing exhibits of art, history, culture
Caldicot CastleCaldicotMonmouthshireSouth WalesHistoric houseMedieval castle with Victorian furnishings, local history artifacts
Chepstow MuseumChepstowMonmouthshireSouth WalesLocalLocal history
Monmouth MuseumMonmouthMonmouthshireSouth WalesBiographicalIncludes the former Nelson Museum about Admiral Horatio Nelson, local history,
Monmouth Regimental MuseumMonmouthMonmouthshireSouth WalesMilitaryHistory of the Royal Monmouthshire Royal Engineers
Priory Church of St MaryAbergavennyMonmouthshireSouth WalesReligiousExhibits in the tithe barn about the priory, 24 foot tapestry of town history
Usk Rural Life MuseumUskMonmouthshireSouth WalesAgriculturewebsite, farm tools, equipment, scale model horse-drawn vehicles, corn dollies, period household and trade displays
Cefn Coed Colliery MuseumCrynantNeath Port TalbotSouth WalesMiningFormer coal mine with buildings, equipment, tram
Margam Stones MuseumMargamNeath Port TalbotSouth WalesReligiousOperated by Cadw, inscribed pre- Romanesque, Roman and Celtic stones and crosses
South Wales Miners' MuseumCymmerNeath Port TalbotSouth WalesMiningFormer coal mine with buildings, equipment, miner's cottage, stable, blacksmith
The Baked Bean Museum of ExcellencePort TalbotNeath Port TalbotSouth WalesNovelty museumwebsite, collection of artifacts, memorabilia, and oddities all related to baked beans.[8]
Welsh Museum of FireSkewenNeath Port TalbotSouth WalesFirefightingwebsite, fire engines, equipment, memorabilia, open by appointment
Fourteen Locks Canal and Heritage CentreNewportNewportSouth WalesTransportationHeritage of the Monmouthshire and Brecon Canal
National Roman Legion MuseumCaerleonNewportSouth WalesArchaeology(NMW) Artifacts and excavations from the Roman legion fortress and settlement and other Roman sites in Wales
Isca Augusta amphitheatre, barracks, fortress walls and Caerleon Roman Fortress and BathsCaerleonNewportSouth WalesArchaeologyArtifacts and excavations from the Roman legion fortress and settlement, operated by Cadw
Newport Museum and Art GalleryNewportNewportSouth WalesMultipleLocal history, art gallery, local Roman history and archaeology, natural history, social history, industry
Newport ShipNewportNewportSouth WalesMaritime15th-century sailing vessel undergoing restoration, viewed on open days
Newport Transporter Bridge Visitor CentreNewportNewportSouth WalesTransportationHistory and construction of the bridge and other transporter bridges
Riverfront Arts CentreNewportNewportSouth WalesArtArts centre with gallery
Tredegar HouseNewportNewportSouth WalesHistoric house17th-century Charles II country house mansion, operated by the National Trust
Carew CastleCarewPembrokeshireSouth WalesMultipleMedieval castle remains and 19th-century tidal grinding mill
Carew Cheriton Control TowerCarewPembrokeshireSouth WalesMilitaryHistory of RAF Carew Cheriton including the World War II RAF control tower (Watch Office), Avro Anson aircraft and air raid shelter[9]
Castell HenllysCrymychPembrokeshireSouth WalesOpen airReconstructed Iron Age fort
Fleets to Flying Boat CentrePembroke DockPembrokeshireSouth WalesMultiplewebsite, Sunderland flying boats, area WWII history
Haverfordwest Town MuseumHaverfordwestPembrokeshireSouth WalesLocalLocal history, industry, artifacts from Haverfordwest Castle
Milford Haven MuseumMilford HavenPembrokeshireSouth WalesLocalLocal history, maritime history, industries, railroads
Narberth MuseumNarberthPembrokeshireSouth WalesLocalwebsite, local history, culture
Oriel y ParcSt DavidsPembrokeshireSouth WalesArtwebsite, art gallery, focus is the landscapes of Pembrokeshire, houses the visitor centre for the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park
Pembrock Dock Heritage CentrePembroke DockPembrokeshireSouth WalesMultiplewebsite, located in a Martello tower, local history, military and maritime history
Pembrokeshire Motor MuseumSimpson CrossPembrokeshireSouth WalesAutomobileVintage cars, currently closed
Penrhos CottageMaenclochogPembrokeshireSouth WalesHistoric houseOpen by appointment, tiny early 19th-century cottage
Picton CastleHaverfordwestPembrokeshireSouth WalesHistoric houseMedieval castle, art gallery, gardens
Scolton ManorHaverfordwestPembrokeshireSouth WalesMultipleVictorian manor house with period rooms, exhibits on local history, agriculture, rural life, railways, industry, science
TechniquestNarberthPembrokeshireSouth WalesScience
Tenby Museum and Art GalleryTenbyPembrokeshireSouth WalesMultipleLocal history, art, natural history, geology, archaeology, maritime heritage
Tudor Merchant's HouseTenbyPembrokeshireSouth WalesHistoric houseOperated by the National Trust, late 15th-century Tudor period house
Abbey-Cwm-Hir HallNr. Llandrindod WellsPowysMid WalesHistoric house19th-century neo-Elizabethan country house, gardens
Andrew Logan Museum of SculptureBerriewPowysMid WalesArtwebsite, works by Andrew Logan
Brecon Cathedral Heritage CentreBreconPowysMid WalesReligiousLocated in a 17th-century tithe barn, history of the cathedral
Brecknock Museum & Art GalleryBreconPowysMid WalesMultipleLocal history, culture, archaeology, rural life, art gallery
Centre for Alternative TechnologyMachynllethPowysMid WalesScienceExhibits about alternative technologies, sustainable living, the environment
Howell Harris MuseumAberhondduPowysMid WalesReligiousLife of 18th-century Methodist leader Howell Harris, known as Trefeca
Judge's Lodging MuseumPresteignePowysMid WalesHistoric housewebsite, 1870s period house with restored judge's apartments, servants’ quarters and courtroom
Llanidloes MuseumLlanidloesPowysMid WalesLocalwebsite, local history, industry, Victorian period rooms, natural history
Mid Wales Arts CentreCaerswsPowysMid WalesArtwebsite, includes collection of works by Stefan Knapp
Minerva Arts CentreLlanidloesPowysMid WalesArtwebsite, exhibits of quilts and textiles by the Quilt Association
MOMA, WalesMachynllethPowysMid WalesArtContemporary art exhibits
National Cycle MuseumLlandrindod WellsPowysMid WalesTransportationFeatures over 260 bicycles
Newtown Textile MuseumNewtownPowysMid WalesIndustrywebsite, typical early 19th-century hand weaving shop, open on special occasions
The Old Bell MuseumMontgomeryPowysMid WalesLocal historyHoused in a 16th-century inn
Oriel Davies GalleryNewtownPowysMid WalesArtwebsite, contemporary art and craft
Owain Glyndwr CentreMachynllethPowysMid WalesBiographicalHistory of Owain Glyndŵr, 14th-century Welsh ruler and the last native Welsh person to hold the title Prince of Wales
Powis CastleWelshpoolPowysMid WalesHistoric houseOperated by the National Trust, castle with paintings, sculpture, furniture, tapestries, museum of 18th-century artifacts from India, gardens
Powysland MuseumWelshpoolPowysMid WalesLocalwebsite, local history, culture, farming, archaeology, military
Radnorshire MuseumLlandrindod WellsPowysMid WalesLocalwebsite, local history, archaeology, natural history including fossils, social history of the former county of Radnorshire
Rhayader Museum & GalleryRhayaderPowysMid WalesLocalwebsite
Robert Owen MuseumNewtownPowysMid WalesBiographicalwebsite, social reformer Robert Owen
Regimental Museum of The Royal WelshBreconPowysMid WalesMilitaryUniforms, weapons, medal and artifacts of the South Wales Borderers (24th Foot) and the Welch Regiment (41st/69th Foot)
Thomas Shop MuseumPenybontPowysMid WalesHistorywebsite, 1805 period general store
Tretower CourtCrickhowellPowysMid WalesHistoric houseMedieval unfurnished fortified manor house
W H Smith MuseumNewtownPowysMid WalesHistoryOriginal location of the W H Smith chain of booksellers, period shop[10]
Nantgarw Chinaworks MuseumNantgarwRhondda Cynon TafSouth WalesIndustryHistory of Nantgarw Pottery
Rhondda Heritage ParkTrehafodRhondda Cynon TafSouth WalesMiningFormer coal mine
1940s Swansea BaySwanseaSwanseaSouth WalesMilitarywebsite, military and civilian homefront life in Swansea during World War II
Dylan Thomas CentreSwanseaSwanseaSouth WalesBiographicalExhibits on author Dylan Thomas
Egypt Centre Museum of Egyptian AntiquitiesSwanseaSwanseaSouth WalesArchaeologyPart of Swansea University, Ancient Egyptian artifacts[11]
Gower Heritage CentreParkmillSwanseaSouth WalesOpen airIncludes 12th-century water powered corn and saw mill, restored woolen mill, outdoor exhibits of antique farming and cultivation, blacksmith, potter, farm
Glynn Vivian Art GallerySwanseaSwanseaSouth WalesArtIncludes work by Old Masters, contemporary art, porcelain, Swansea china
Mission GallerySwanseaSwanseaSouth WalesArtExhibitions of visual arts, applied arts and craft
National Waterfront MuseumSwanseaSwanseaSouth WalesMultiple(NMW) Welsh industrial and maritime heritage, social history, technology, science
Swansea MuseumSwanseaSwanseaSouth WalesMultipleThree main locations with exhibits on city history and culture, boats and maritime artifacts, street trams and memorabilia
Taliesin Arts CentreSwanseaSwanseaSouth WalesArtPart of Swansea University, includes Oriel Ceri Richards Gallery
Big Pit National Coal MuseumBlaenafonTorfaenSouth WalesIndustry(NMW), former coal mine, underground tour, equipment, buildings
Blaenavon IronworksBlaenafonTorfaenSouth WalesIndustryFormer iron works, remains of five early blast furnaces, restored late 18th-century workers' housing at Stack Square
Llantarnam Grange Arts CentreCwmbranTorfaenSouth WalesArtExhibitions of applied and visual art
Pontypool MuseumPontypoolTorfaenSouth WalesLocalLocal history, art, domestic life, culture, Japanware and decorative arts
Art CentralBarryVale of GlamorganSouth WalesArtwebsite, community art gallery in the old town hall
Cosmeston Medieval VillageLavernockVale of GlamorganSouth WalesLivingRecreated 14th-century peasant village
Cowbridge MuseumCowbridgeVale of GlamorganSouth WalesPrisoninformation, located in Cowbridge Town Hall, early 19th-century prison, town hall and museum of local history
Fonmon CastleRhooseVale of GlamorganSouth WalesHistoric houseMedieval castle home and gardens
Nash Point LighthouseNash PointVale of GlamorganSouth WalesMaritimeLighthouse tours
Oriel Washington GalleryPenarthVale of GlamorganSouth WalesArtwebsite, contemporary art gallery
Penarth Pier PavilionPenarthVale of GlamorganSouth WalesArtHosts exhibits of art, photography and crafts
Turner House GalleryPenarthVale of GlamorganSouth WalesArtExhibition space for Ffotogallery, the national photography development agency for Wales, exhibits of photography, video, digital media
Bersham Colliery Mining MuseumRhostyllenWrexhamNorth WalesIndustrywebsite, former coalfield with headgear, equipment, miner family life
Chirk CastleBershamWrexhamNorth WalesHistoric houseOperated by the National Trust, medieval fortress with state rooms, towers and dungeons, gardens
ErddigWrexhamWrexhamNorth WalesHistoric houseOperated by the National Trust, early 18th-century country house reflecting the upstairs downstairs life of a gentry family over 250 years, outbuildings, garden, landscape park
Minera Lead MinesMineraWrexhamNorth WalesIndustryFormer lead mine, equipment, miner family life
Nant Mill Visitor CentreWrexhamWrexhamNorth WalesNatural historyLocated in a former corn mill in Nant Mill Country Park
Oriel WrecsamWrexhamWrexhamNorth WalesArtwebsite, formerly the Wrexham Arts Centre
Techniquest GlyndŵrWrexhamWrexhamNorth WalesScienceHands-on science exhibits
Wrexham County Borough MuseumWrexhamWrexhamNorth WalesLocalwebsite, local history, culture

Defunct museums

See also


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