Carmarthenshire County Museum - Abergwili - Carmarthen
Carmarthenshire County Museum
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).
Monday to Saturday, 10am - 4.30pm
The museum is closed during the Christmas period.
For more information call 01267 228696. If you contact the Carmarthenshire County Museum please mention that you found this information in www.carmarthenshire-pages.co.uk