Carmarthenshire County Museum - find out about Carmarthenshire's past

Some of the attractions in Carmarthenshire:
 National Botanical Garden 
 Dylan's Boat House 
 Laugharne Castle 
 Teifi Valley Railway 
 Gwili Steam Railway 
 National Coracle Centre 
 National Wool Museum 
 County Museum 
 Museum of Speed 
 Industrial Museum 
 Lyric Theatre 
 Parc Howard Museum 

The Carmarthenshire County Museum in Abergwili, Carmarthen once used to be the seat of the Bishops of St Davids, and it was here where the Bible was first translated into Welsh.

Carmarthenshire County Museum - Abergwili - Carmarthen

Carmarthenshire County Museum
SA31 2JG

Tel: 01267 228696

The Carmarthenshire County Museum is housed in the former palace of the Bishops of St. David's (1542 - 1974), an old building which has been in continuous use since about 1290, surrounded by lawns, gardens and trees and bordered by a lake which was formerly part of the River Tywi.

It was here that the New Testament was first translated into Welsh in 1567. Visitors can still see the tranquil, private chapel used by the bishops.

The County Museum presents many aspects of Carmarthenshire's rich and varied past. Displays include local archaeology, Egyptology, pottery, portraits, landscape paintings, Welsh furniture, costume, a Victorian schoolroom, life on the farm and the homefront in World War 2.

The museum is in the village of Abergwili, approximately 1 1/2 miles east of Carmarthen, on the A40 (towards Llandeilo).

Opening Times:
Monday to Saturday, 10am - 4.30pm
The museum is closed during the Christmas period.

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