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West Wales Museum of Childhood

Closed Now: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Open today: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Lovely couple

We found this place online and thought we’d go for a visit. As soon as we arrived the lady owner... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
Worth the visit

Sad to see the negative reviews because this is a quirky little gem run by a lovely couple... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Richard M
Bolton, United Kingdom
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Pen-ffynnon, Llangeler SA44 5EY, Wales
+44 1559 370428
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Reviewed yesterday

We found this place online and thought we’d go for a visit. As soon as we arrived the lady owner was so welcoming and took time to explain all about the collection and how they started. The collection was great and took us right back...More

Thank sarahjaycy1981
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Sad to see the negative reviews because this is a quirky little gem run by a lovely couple. Although it isn't a huge place it is jam packed with toys. The cafe was good too with a chance to have a chat with the owners...More

Thank Richard M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If ever there's a place that you must visit it's this one . Toys of every age , toys in timelines , toys in decades , toys from the age of Victoria . The proprietors are knowledgeable and social , they have both been playing...More

Thank Stephen R
Reviewed 13 August 2018

Don't be put off by the leaflet if you see one at a tourist info point.I nearly didn't bother going but gave in to my son's opinion, which it turned out was spot on. It is not gloomy or creepy , instead it is completely...More

Thank dpm666
Reviewed 10 August 2018

We were not sure what to expect as this museum seemed to have such mixed reviews. However, we were very pleasantly surprised. If you are someone expecting a sanitised museum with lots of exhibits in separate cases and typed notices explaining what you are looking...More

Thank Helen J
Reviewed 2 August 2018 via mobile

Had a lovely couple of hours spent here and will definitely return if we are in the area again. The owners were very friendly and made us feel very welcome. Was a trip down memory lane and there’s toys there that you would never of...More

Thank marky_b108
Reviewed 21 June 2018 via mobile

A fantastic way to spend a few hours. Very atmospheric, with several buildings each telling their own childhood story. Some real gems from my own childhood in the 1980’s\90’s including the game boy, My Pet Monster, Star-wars memorabilia and plenty more. The tea room is...More

Thank Dan W
Reviewed 14 June 2018

Museum charges full price for carers, so very disappointing for my father who has advanced Parkinsons and has to use wheelchair, and would be unable to go out without a carer. He is already paying for his carer to take him out, so cannot afford...More

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Hilary K, Owner at West Wales Museum of Childhood, responded to this reviewResponded 15 June 2018

The Museum is a private collection. The two members of staff are both old age pensioners, one diabetic, the other has a heart condition. The Museum receives no financial support, is a not for profit Limited Company. The accounts are available on line and clearly...More

Reviewed 3 June 2018 via mobile

A must visit for anyone who was once a child! Fantastic display of all types of toys from bygone days. Numerous displays in once was farmhouse buildings. The owners are very welcoming and helpful. Nice shop and cafe area. Amazing.

Thank Richard2369
Reviewed 1 June 2018 via mobile

A nice way to spend an hour or so. There are several different outbuildings with toys from different era’s. It is not expensive to get in (cost us £14 for a family of five). There is a tea room and a gift shop that sells...More

Thank Claire L
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6 September 2016|
Response from Gary H | Reviewed this property |
They do have a campsite if you wish to camp.
Dianne B
1 March 2015|
Response from Hilary K | Property representative |
Neath is possible, as it is about an hour's drive from here. Do you meet in the afternoon or evening? I don't do a slideshow, but I do bring a couple of large boxes of vintage toys to illustrate my talk. For a WI, I charge... More