Porthcawl Museum

Porthcawl Museum
Porthcawl Museum, John Street, Porthcawl
CF36 3DT
01656 788853/773861
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The museum is housed in the original Porthcawl Police Station which is a Victorian grade 11 listed building, which most of its original effects. Three cells remain; added to this the Officers house and sleeping quarters for the police are still very much in their original state.

What can be found at the venue?
Historic building or site
Significant collections relating to regional crime and punishment organisation or to a particular individual
Room 19 is a preserved police cell. The Victorian Police Station was opened in 1882. By 1914 six policemen lived and worked at the station.
Does the venue have an online collections catalogue?
Details of opening for public access and / or research services
The museum is open Wednesday, Friday and Saturdays 11.00 to 15.00; entry fee: Adults £2.50; children 50p.
Available services or facilities
Accessibility and disability arrangements / Covid requirements
No toilets, cafe or parking; however their are cafes and toilets and parking nearby. here are 2 public car parks within 5 minutes walking distance of the museum at Hillboro Place & Mary Street.

Disabled Access
We do strive to cater for all our visitors, unfortunately however with width of the aisles & age of the building this may prove difficult for some wheelchair users. There are no stairs or ramps at this museum. Full access details are available on request.

Visually Impaired
For those with visual difficulties a steward is more than willing to assist with a guided tour upon request, please note that assistance is limited to the availability of the museum ​
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