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What to See:
Collections cover the marine history and local heritage of Porthcawl, with a particular focus on military history, especially the 49th Recce Regiment, which was formed in Porthcawl in 1942. See objects related to the history of the DLPR and Great Western Railways, dating from 1825, and a collection of Victorian costumes and objects from everyday life.
Learn about the history of the Welsh Guards, with uniforms, medals, regimental records, weapons, and regalia. The museum also covers the history of the 12th century parish church of St John the Baptist.
The most recent additions to the museum collections are a pair of 18th century cannons revealed by storms at Rest Bay. The cannons are undergoing restoration and will be on display to visitors, along with coins from the reign of George II, buttons, lead shot, and a shoe buckle found beside the weapons.
There is a small admission charge.
About Porthcawl Museum
Address: John Street, Porthcawl, Gower, Glamorgan, Wales, CF36 3DT
Attraction Type: Museum
Location: Off the A4106
Website: Porthcawl Museum
OS: SS818 771
Photo Credit: Jaggery, licensed for reuse under the Creative Commons Licence
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