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Carmarthenshire County Museum

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Established  1908 (1908)
Visitors  12,889 (2009)
Website  Official website
Founded  1908
Type  Local Museum
Nearest car park  On site (no charge)
Phone  +44 1267 228696
Function  Museum
Carmarthenshire County Museum
Location  Abergwili, Carmarthen, Wales, United Kingdom
Address  Abergwili, Carmarthen SA31 2JG, UK
Hours  Open today · 10AM–4:30PMFriday10AM–4:30PMSaturday10AM–4:30PMSundayClosedMondayClosedTuesday10AM–4:30PMWednesday10AM–4:30PMThursday10AM–4:30PM
Owner  Carmarthenshire County Council
Similar  Kidwelly Industrial Museum, Ceredigion Museum, Parc Howard Museum, Pendine Museum of Speed, Swansea Museum

Carmarthenshire County Museum is a museum in the old county town of Carmarthen, Carmarthenshire in Wales.

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Location

Carmarthenshire County Museum is located at Abergwili, Carmarthen, SA31 2JG. It is managed by Carmarthenshire County Council.

History

The museum is housed a building that began life as a college of priests, founded in the 1280s, which then became the palace of the Bishop of St Davids between 1542 and 1974. It was here that the New Testament and the Book of Common Prayer were first translated into the Welsh language in 1567 during the episcopate of Bishop Richard Davies.

Exhibition & Collection

The museum tells the rich history the county through a diverse collection of artifacts, paintings and portraits. In addition there is a notable collection of Welsh furniture and costume, a Victorian era village schoolroom, articles associated with the county's farming and agricultural heritage and an exhibition on World War II's home front.

References

Carmarthenshire County Museum Wikipedia


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