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Museum Open day - 11th October
Includes lantern making, craft stalls, conducted tours, see our new displays, refreshments, meet our volunteers. This is a free event all welcome.
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Kidwelly Industrial Museum, Broadford, Kidwelly, Carmarthenshire, SA17 4LW
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Opening Times 2014:

Easter Oprning times:

Tuesday 15th Thursday 17 to Tuesday 22rd

Thursday 24th and Saturday 26th

Summer opening Times:

May 3,4,5,24,25,26,27,29,31

Throughout June, July, August, September

open every Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday

Opening hours are 10.00am to 5pm 

( last admissions 4pm)

open on other days during this period if there are sufficient volunteers available.

Parties by arrangement at all times during the year. Conducted tours available by arrangement.

Please contact the museum if you are able to suppoprt the museum as a volunteer.

Contact us - 01554 891078 / 01267 228696

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Kidwelly Industrial Museum is situated just a mile from the historic castle town of Kidwelly, and just five miles from the town of Llanelli, which, at the end of the 19th Century was the Tinplate manufacturing centre of the world, giving the town the nickname of Tinopolis.

The locality around the town of Llanelli, including Kidwelly, was once home to around half the world¡¯s production of tinplate.

The Industrial Museum itself is the site of the second oldest recorded tinplate works in the UK and some of the remains of this works can still be seen today.

The museum is unique as it is the only museum dedicated to the interpretation of the tinplate industry in general and specifically the individual processes involved in making tinplate.

After a visit to the museum you will go away with an understanding of this complicated and fascinating process.

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Toilets Refreshments Colliery Winding Gear Morlais Coal Complex Brickworks Annealing Area Brynlliw saddle tank engine Pickling Area Cold Rolls Chimney Hot Rolls Bar Cutting Tinning Line Barcley Diesel Locomotive Play Area Assorting Room 'Leaf' Saddle Tank Engine Blacksmiths Shop Boxing Room Mess Room Dam / Sluices Water Powered Works
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