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This list of museums in Wales contains museums which are defined for this context as institutions (including nonprofit organizations, government entities, and private businesses) that collect and care for objects of cultural, artistic, scientific, or historical interest and make their collections or related exhibits available for public viewing. Also included are non-profit art galleries and university art galleries. Museums that exist only in cyberspace (i.e., virtual museums) are not included. Those marked 'NMW' are part of the network of National Museum Wales.

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Name Town/City County/Borough Region Type Summary
Beaumaris Castle Beaumaris Anglesey North Wales Historic house Medieval castle
Beaumaris Courthouse Beaumaris Anglesey North Wales Law enforcement information, also known as Llys Biwmares Beaumaris Court, dates to 1614
Beaumaris Gaol Beaumaris Anglesey North Wales Prison 19th century prison
Canolfan Ucheldre Centre Holyhead Anglesey North Wales Art website, community arts centre with exhibit gallery for contemporary art and craft
Haulfre Stables Beaumaris Anglesey North Wales Transportation information, open by appointment only, Victorian harness and saddlery, carts and carriages
Holyhead Maritime Museum Holyhead Anglesey North Wales Maritime Located in an 1858 lifeboat station, maritime and social history
Llynnon Mill Holyhead Anglesey North Wales Mill 18th century windmill
Menai Bridges Exhibition Menai Bridge Anglesey North Wales Technology website, history and construction of the Menai Suspension Bridge and the Britannia Bridge
Moelfre Seawatch Centre Moelfre Anglesey North Wales Maritime information, lifeboat, maritime artifacts, marine life and environment
Museum of Childhood Memories Beaumaris Anglesey North Wales Toy information
Oriel Ynys Môn Llangefni Anglesey North Wales Multiple Art, culture, social history of Anglesey
Plas Newydd Llanfairpwllgwyngyll Anglesey North Wales Historic house Operated by the National Trust, 18th century house with 1930s interior, military museum of the 1st Marquess of Anglesey, garden, arboretum
Sail Loft Visitor Centre Amlwch Anglesey North Wales Local website, local history, copper and shipbuilding industry
South Stack Lighthouse Holy Island Anglesey North Wales Maritime Historic lighthouse, engine room and exhibits
Stone Science Pentraeth Anglesey North Wales Natural history information, dinosaurs, fossils, rocks, minerals
Swtan Folk Museum Rhydwyn Anglesey North Wales Historic house website, 16th century Welsh cottage with a thatched roof, early 20th century interior, exhibits of art and rural life
Tacla Taid Rhydwyn Anglesey North Wales Transportation information, cars, motorbikes, commercial and farm vehicles and static engines
Abertillery & District Museum Abertillery Blaenau Gwent South Wales Multiple website, local history, period room and farm displays, mining, culture, Roman artifacts
Bedwellty House Tredegar Blaenau Gwent South Wales Historic house Early 19th century ironmaster’s residence and gardens
Blaina Heritage Action Group Museum Tredegar Blaenau Gwent South Wales Local website, information, local history
Brynmawr & District Museum Brynmawr Blaenau Gwent South Wales Local website, local history, Brynmawr Furniture pieces made during the Brynmawr Experiment
Tredegar Local History Museum Tredegar Blaenau Gwent South Wales Local information, located in the town library, local history, industry
Caerphilly Castle Caerphilly Caerphilly South Wales Historic house Medieval castle, replica siege engines, exhibits on other castles in Wales
Gelligroes Mill and Candle Workshop New Tredegar Caerphilly South Wales Multiple information, 17th century mill with radio museum, exhibits about Artie Moore, who received the SOS transmission from the RMS Titanic
Llancaiach Fawr Nelson Caerphilly South Wales Living 1645 period home, at the height of the English Civil War when King Charles I of England visited the house to persuade its owner not to change his allegiance
Winding House New Tredegar Caerphilly South Wales Local website, local history, coal mining, winding engine
Butetown History & Arts Centre Butetown Cardiff South Wales Multiple website, local history, culture, art
Cardiff Bay Visitor Centre Cardiff Cardiff South Wales Local Includes exhibits of local history, culture
Cardiff Castle Cardiff Cardiff South Wales Historic house Medieval castle and Victorian architecture Gothic revival mansion
Cardiff Story Cardiff Cardiff South Wales Local website, city's history, culture
Castell Coch Cardiff Cardiff South Wales Historic house Operated by Cadw, late 19th century "fairy-tale" Victorian Gothic castle with lavish furnishing
Craft in the Bay Cardiff Cardiff South Wales Art Contemporary crafts gallery
Doctor Who Exhibition Centre Cardiff Cardiff South Wales Media Artifacts from the Doctor Who television series
Firing Line: Cardiff Castle Museum of the Welsh Soldier Cardiff Cardiff South Wales Military Located at Cardiff Castle, history of the Welch Regiment
The Gate Roath Cardiff South Wales Art Arts centre with exhibit gallery
Insole Court Llandaff Cardiff South Wales Historic house website, Victorian mansion
National Museum Cardiff Cardiff Cardiff South Wales Multiple (NMW) Art, archaeology, natural history, dinosaurs, geology, decorative arts
Norwegian Church Arts Centre Cardiff Cardiff South Wales Art Arts centre with gallery
Pierhead Cardiff Cardiff South Wales History Late 19th century building with Welsh history exhibits
St Fagans National History Museum St Fagans Cardiff South Wales Open air (NMW) Over forty buildings including a Celtic village, Elizabethan manor house, chapel, medieval church, schoolhouse, tollbooth, farm,
Techniquest Cardiff Cardiff South Wales Science Hands-on science exhibits
Wales Millennium Centre Cardiff Cardiff South Wales Art Arts centre with exhibit gallery
Carmarthenshire County Museum Carmarthen Carmarthenshire South Wales Multiple Local history, culture, art gallery, furniture, decorative arts, 19th century schoolroom, the inside of a Carmarthenshire farmhouse a clogmaker’s workshop
Dolaucothi Gold Mines Pumsaint Carmarthenshire South Wales Mining Operated by the National Trust, Roman surface and deep gold mines
Dylan Thomas Boathouse Laugharne Carmarthenshire South Wales Historic house Final home of poet Dylan Thomas
Kidwelly Industrial Museum Kidwelly Carmarthenshire South Wales Industry Tinplate industry buildings and equipment
Museum of Speed Pendine Carmarthenshire South Wales Automotive Use of Pendine Sands for land speed record attempts
National Coracle Centre Cenarth Carmarthenshire South Wales Maritime Collection of coracles
National Woollen Museum Llandysul Carmarthenshire South Wales Industry (NMW) Woolen mill, textiles gallery
Newton House Llandeilo Carmarthenshire South Wales Historic house Operated by the National Trust, 1912 period house in extensive park, nearby Dinefwr Castle ruins
Oriel Myrddin Gallery Carmarthen Carmarthenshire South Wales Art website, contemporary art gallery
Parc Howard Museum Llanelli Carmarthenshire South Wales Multiple Local pottery, art, decorative arts, local history
West Wales Museum of Childhood Llangeler Carmarthenshire South Wales Toy Toys, dolls, model trains, model cars, teddy bears, toy soldiers, tin toys, costumes, pinball machines, games, period schoolroom, household items
Aberystwyth Arts Centre Aberystwyth Ceredigion Mid Wales Art Part of Aberystwyth University, features exhibit galleries for art, ceramics
Ceredigion Museum Aberystwyth Ceredigion Mid Wales Local Local history, archaeology, natural history, Welsh furniture, costumes, farming and agriculture items
Internal Fire Museum of Power Tanygroes Ceredigion Mid Wales Technology website, internal combustion and steam engines
Jen Jones Welsh Quilt Centre Lampeter Ceredigion Mid Wales Art website, quilts and textile exhibits
Lampeter Museum Lampeter Ceredigion Mid Wales Local website, local history exhibits in the town library
Llanerchaeron Ciliau Aeron Ceredigion Mid Wales Historic house Operated by the National Trust, 18th-century Welsh minor gentry estate with dairy, laundry, brewery, salting house, walled kitchen gardens, organic farm
Llanon Cottage Llanon Ceredigion Mid Wales Historic house website, Tudor cottage with original straw rope underthatch
Llywernog Silver-Lead Mine Ponterwyd Ceredigion Mid Wales Mining website, 18th century silver mine, buildings, equipment, tramways
New Quay Heritage Centre New Quay Ceredigion Mid Wales Local website, local history exhibits
School of Art Gallery and Museum at Aberystwyth University Aberystwyth Ceredigion Mid Wales Art website, part of Aberystwyth University, fine art, photography, prints and drawings, crafts and decorative art
Strata Florida Abbey Pontrhydfendigaid Ceredigion Mid Wales Archaeology Remains of a medieval Cisterian abbey
Tregaron Kite Centre and Museum Tregaron Ceredigion Mid Wales Natural history website, kites and other area birds, Tregaron Bog, local history, Victorian schoolroom
Aberconwy House Conwy Conwy North Wales Historic house website, operated by the National Trust, medieval merchant's house with rooms from different periods
Amgueddfa Llandudno Museum Llandudno Conwy North Wales Local information, local history, culture, copper mining, Welsh kitchen, art
Conwy Castle Conwy Conwy North Wales Historic house Medieval castle
Conwy Mussel Museum Conwy Conwy North Wales Maritime information, pearl fishing
Conwy Suspension Bridge Conwy Conwy North Wales Technology Operated by the National Trust, 1826 version of the Menai Suspension Bridge, now a footbridge, 1890s period toll house
Conwy Valley Railway Museum Betws-y-Coed Conwy North Wales Railway Railway equipment, miniature and model railways, memorabilia
Home Front Experience Llandudno Conwy North Wales Living website, life in Britain during World War II
Llanrwst Almshouse Museum Llanrwst Conwy North Wales Local information, local history, culture, reconstructed early 17th century almshouse room
New York Cottages Penmaenmawr Conwy North Wales Historic house information, 1840s house for local quarry workers, local history, industry
Oriel Mostym Llandudno Conwy North Wales Art website, contemporary art gallery
Plas Mawr Conwy Conwy North Wales Historic house 16th century Elizabethan town house
Royal Cambrian Academy of Art Conwy Conwy North Wales Art website, hosts 8-10 exhibits a year
Sir Henry Jones Museum Llangernyw Conwy North Wales Historic house website, Victorian childhood home of philosopher and academic Sir Henry Jones
Smallest House in Great Britain Conwy Conwy North Wales Historic house 16th century house measuring 3.05 metre by 1.8 metre (10 feet by 6 feet)
Tŷ Mawr Wybrnant Penmachno Conwy North Wales Historic house Operated by the National Trust, 16th century stone-built upland farmhouse, birthplace of Bishop William Morgan, the first translator of the Bible into Welsh, collection of bibles
Bodelwyddan Castle Bodelwyddan Denbighshire North Wales Multiple Historic house with Victorian period rooms, art exhibits from the National Portrait Gallery, gardens, parkland
Llangollen Motor Museum Llangollen Denbighshire North Wales Automobile website, cars, motorcycles, memorabilia and artifacts
Llangollen Museum Llangollen Denbighshire North Wales Local website, local history, culture
Nantclwyd y Dre Ruthin Denbighshire North Wales Historic house website, 15th century timbered house with rooms from different periods up to the 1940s
Plas Newydd Llangollen Denbighshire North Wales Historic house Late 18th century Gothic cottage house
Rhyl Miniature Railway Rhyl Denbighshire North Wales Railway Miniature railway and museum
Rhyl Museum Rhyl Denbighshire North Wales Local website, local history, culture
Ruthin Goal Ruthin Denbighshire North Wales Prison website, 19th century Victorian prison dating back to the 17th century
Ruthin Craft Centre Ruthin Denbighshire North Wales Art website, contemporary crafts centre with exhibit galleries, artist studios, retail gallery, education and residency workshops
Greenfield Valley Heritage Park Holywell Flintshire North Wales Industry Open air park with a farm museum, former factories for making cotton, brass items, copper sheets, wire
Mold Library, Museum and Gallery Mold Flintshire North Wales Local website, local history, author Daniel Owen
St Winefride's Well Holywell Flintshire North Wales Religious Shrine with museum about its history
Caernarfon Castle Caernarfon Gwynedd North Wales Historic house Medieval fortress castle, site of investiture of the Prince of Wales, houses the Royal Welch Fusiliers Museum
Gwynedd Museum and Art Gallery Bangor Gwynedd North Wales Multiple website, local history, art, culture, Welsh furniture, costumes, archaeology,
Llechwedd Slate Caverns Blaenau Ffestiniog Gwynedd North Wales Mining Slate mine quarry and tram
Lloyd George Museum Llanystumdwy Gwynedd North Wales Historic house Late 19th century boyhood home of British Prime Minister David Lloyd George
Narrow Gauge Railway Museum Tywyn Gwynedd North Wales Railway Locomotives and artifacts from over 80 British narrow gauge railways
Oriel Plas Glyn-y-Weddw Pwllheli Gwynedd North Wales Art website, art gallery
Porthmadog Maritime Museum Porthmadog Gwynedd North Wales Maritime website, schooners built in the town and the men who sailed in them
Quaker Heritage Centre Dolgellau Gwynedd North Wales Religious website, history of the local Quaker community that later emigrated to Pennsylvania
Royal Welch Fusiliers Museum Caernarfon Gwynedd North Wales Military Located at Caernarfon Castle, regimental uniforms, weapons, memorabilia
Tŷ Siamas Dolgellau Gwynedd North Wales Music National centre for Welsh folk music
Cyfarthfa Castle Merthyr Tydfil Merthyr Tydfil South Wales Multiple Local and social history, art, decorative arts
Joseph Parry's Cottage Merthyr Tydfil Merthyr Tydfil South Wales Historic house website, 1840s period ironworker's cottage, birthplace of composer Joseph Parry
Abergavenny Museum Abergavenny Monmouthshire South Wales Local Local history, culture, period saddlers shop, Victorian farmhouse kitchen, 1930s grocery shop, changing exhibits of art, history, culture
Caldicot Castle Caldicot Monmouthshire South Wales Historic house Medieval castle with Victorian furnishings, local history artifacts
Chepstow Museum Chepstow Monmouthshire South Wales Local Local history
Monmouth Museum Monmouth Monmouthshire South Wales Biographical Includes the former Nelson Museum about Admiral Horatio Nelson, local history,
Priory Church of St Mary Abergavenny Monmouthshire South Wales Religious Exhibits in the tithe barn about the priory, 24 foot tapestry of town history
Usk Rural Life Museum Usk Monmouthshire South Wales Agriculture website, farm tools, equipment, scale model horse-drawn vehicles, corn dollies, period household and trade displays
Cefn Coed Colliery Museum Crynant Neath Port Talbot South Wales Mining Former coal mine with buildings, equipment, tram
Margam Abbey & Stones Museum Margam Neath Port Talbot South Wales Religious website, operated by Cadw, inscribed pre- Romanesque, Roman and Celtic stones and crosses
Neath Museum & Art Gallery Neath Neath Port Talbot South Wales Local website, local history, art, archaeology, natural history
South Wales Miners' Museum Cymmer Neath Port Talbot South Wales Mining Former coal mine with buildings, equipment, miner's cottage, stable, blacksmith
Welsh Museum of Fire Skewen Neath Port Talbot South Wales Firefighting website, fire engines, equipment, memorabilia, open by appointment
Fourteen Locks Canal and Heritage Centre Newport Newport South Wales Transportation Heritage of the Monmouthshire and Brecon Canal
National Roman Legion Museum Caerleon Newport South Wales Archaeology (NMW) Artifacts and excavations from the Roman legion fortress and settlement and other Roman sites in Wales
Isca Augusta amphitheatre, barracks, fortress walls and Roman Baths Museum Caerleon Newport South Wales Archaeology Artifacts and excavations from the Roman legion fortress and settlement, operated by Cadw
Newport Museum Newport Newport South Wales Multiple Local history, art gallery, local Roman history and archaeology, natural history, social history, industry
Newport Ship Newport Newport South Wales Maritime 15th sailing vessel undergoing restoration, viewed on open days
Newport Transporter Bridge Visitor Centre Newport Newport South Wales Transportation website, history and construction of the bridge and other transporter bridges
Riverfront Arts Centre Newport Newport South Wales Art Arts centre with gallery
Tredegar House Newport Newport South Wales Historic house 17th century Charles II country house mansion
Blackpool Mill Museum Narberth Pembrokeshire South Wales Mill information, 19th century water mill
Carew Castle Carew Pembrokeshire South Wales Multiple Medieval castle remains and 19th century tidal grinding mill
Castell Henllys Crymych Pembrokeshire South Wales Open air Reconstructed Iron Age fort
Gun Tower Museum Pembroke Dock Pembrokeshire South Wales Multiple website, located in a Martello tower, local history, military and maritime history
Haverfordwest Town Museum Haverfordwest Pembrokeshire South Wales Local website, local history, industry, artifacts from Haverfordwest Castle
Milford Haven Museum Milford Haven Pembrokeshire South Wales Local information, information, local and maritime history
Narberth Museum Narberth Pembrokeshire South Wales Local information, local history, culture
Oriel y Parc St Davids Pembrokeshire South Wales Art website, art gallery, focus is the landscapes of Pembrokeshire, houses the visitor centre for the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park
Pembrokeshire Motor Museum Simpson Cross Pembrokeshire South Wales Automobile Vintage cars
Penrhos Cottage Maenclochog Pembrokeshire South Wales Historic house website, open by appointment, tiny early 19th century cottage
Picton Castle Haverfordwest Pembrokeshire South Wales Historic house Medieval castle, art gallery, gardens
Scolton Manor Museum Haverfordwest Pembrokeshire South Wales Multiple website, information, Victorian manor house with period rooms, exhibits on local history, agriculture, rural life, railways, industry, science
Techniquest Narberth Pembrokeshire South Wales Science
Tenby Museum and Art Gallery Tenby Pembrokeshire South Wales Multiple website, local history, art, natural history, geology, archaeology, maritime heritage
Tudor Merchant's House Tenby Pembrokeshire South Wales Historic house website, operated by the National Trust, Tudor period house
Abbey-Cwm-Hir Hall Machynlleth Powys Mid Wales Historic house 19th century neo-Elizabethan country house, gardens
Andrew Logan Museum of Sculpture Berriew Powys Mid Wales Art website, works by Andrew Logan
Brecon Cathedral Heritage Centre Brecon Powys Mid Wales Religious Located in a 17th century tithe barn, history of the cathedral
Brecknock Museum & Art Gallery Brecon Powys Mid Wales Multiple Local history, culture, archaeology, rural life, art gallery
Centre for Alternative Technology Machynlleth Powys Mid Wales Science Exhibits about alternative technologies, sustainable living, the environment
Cowbridge Museum Cowbridge Powys Mid Wales Prison information, early 19th century prison, town hall and museum of local history
Howell Harris Museum Aberhonddu Powys Mid Wales Religious Life of eighteenth-century Methodist leader Howell Harris
Judge's Lodging Museum Presteigne Powys Mid Wales Historic house website, 1870s period house with restored judge’s apartments, servants’ quarters and courtroom
Llanidloes Museum Llanidloes Powys Mid Wales Local website, local history, industry, Victorian period rooms, natural history
Minerva Arts Centre Llanidloes Powys Mid Wales Art website, exhibits of quilts and textiles by the Quilt Association
MOMA, Wales Machynlleth Powys Mid Wales Art Contemporary art exhibits
Newtown Textile Museum Newtown Powys Mid Wales Industry website, typical early 19th century hand weaving shop
Oriel Davies Gallery Newtown Powys Mid Wales Art website, contemporary art and craft
Owain Glyndwr Centre Machynlleth Powys Mid Wales Biographical website, history of Owain Glyndŵr, 14th century Welsh ruler and the last native Welsh person to hold the title Prince of Wales
Powis Castle Welshpool Powys Mid Wales Historic house Operated by the National Trust, castle with paintings, sculpture, furniture, tapestries, museum of 18th century artifacts from Indian, gardens
Powysland Museum Welshpool Powys Mid Wales Local website, local history, culture, farming, archaeology, military
Radnorshire Museum Llandrindod Wells Powys Mid Wales Local website, local history, archaeology, natural history including fossils, social history of the former county of Radnorshire
Robert Owen Museum Newton Powys Mid Wales Biographical website, social reformer Robert Owen
South Wales Borderers Museum Brecon Powys Mid Wales Military Uniforms, weapons, medal and artifacts of the South Wales Borderers (24th Foot) and the Welch Regiment (41st/69th Foot)
Thomas Shop Museum Penybont Powys Mid Wales History website, 1805 period general store
Tretower Court Crickhowell Powys Mid Wales Historic house Medieval unfurnished fortified manor house
W H Smith Museum Newton Powys Mid Wales History information, history of W H Smith booksellers, period shop
Nantgarw Chinaworks Museum Nantgarw Rhondda Cynon Taf South Wales Industry website, history of Nantgarw Pottery
Rhondda Heritage Park Trehafod Rhondda Cynon Taf South Wales Mining Former coal mine
1940s Swansea Bay Swansea Swansea South Wales Military website, military and civilian homefront life in Swansea during World War II
Dylan Thomas Centre Swansea Swansea South Wales Biographical Exhibits on author Dylan Thomas
Gower Heritage Centre Parkmill Swansea South Wales Open air Includes 12th century water powered corn and saw mill, restored woolen mill, outdoor exhibits of antique farming and cultivation, blacksmith, potter, farm
Glynn Vivian Art Gallery Swansea Swansea South Wales Art Includes work by Old Masters, contemporary art, porcelain, Swansea china
Museum of Egyptian Antiquities (Egypt Centre) Swansea Swansea South Wales Archaeology Part of Swansea University, Ancient Egyptian artifacts
National Waterfront Museum Swansea Swansea South Wales Multiple (NMW) Welsh industrial and maritime heritage, social history, technology, science
Swansea Museum Swansea Swansea South Wales Multiple Three main locations with exhibits on city history and culture, boats and maritime artifacts, street trams and memorabilia
Taliesin Arts Centre Swansea Swansea South Wales Art Part of Swansea University, includes Oriel Ceri Richards Gallery
Big Pit National Coal Museum Blaenafon Torfaen South Wales Industry (NMW), former coal mine, underground tour, equipment, buildings
Blaenavon Ironworks Blaenafon Torfaen South Wales Industry Former iron works, remains of five early blast furnaces, restored late 18th century workers' housing at Stack Square
Griffithstown Railway Museum Griffithstown Torfaen South Wales Railway Railway memorabilia and model railways
Pontypool Museum Pontypool Torfaen South Wales Local Local history, art, domestic life, culture, Japanware and decorative arts
Art Central Barry Vale of Glamorgan South Wales Art website, community art gallery
Cosmeston Medieval Village Lavernock Vale of Glamorgan South Wales Living Recreated 14th century peasant village
Fonmon Castle Rhoose Vale of Glamorgan South Wales Historic house Medieval castle home and gardens
Nash Point Lighthouse Nash Point Vale of Glamorgan South Wales Maritime Lighthouse tours
Oriel Washington Gallery Penarth Vale of Glamorgan South Wales Art website, contemporary art gallery
Turner House Gallery Penarth Vale of Glamorgan South Wales Art website, exhibition space for Ffotogallery, the national photography development agency for Wales, exhibits of photography, video, digital media
Bersham Colliery Mining Museum Rhostyllen Wrexham North Wales Industry website, former coalfield with headgear, equipment, miner family life
Bersham Heritage Centre Bersham Wrexham North Wales Industry Iron and steel making, historic schoolroom, area industry and culture
Chirk Castle Bersham Wrexham North Wales Historic house Operated by the National Trust, medieval fortress with state rooms, towers and dungeons, gardens
Erddig Wrexham Wrexham North Wales Historic house Operated by the National Trust, early 18th-century country house reflecting the upstairs downstairs life of a gentry family over 250 years, outbuildings, garden, landscape park
Minera Lead Mines Minera Wrexham North Wales Industry Former lead mine, equipment, miner family life
Nant Mill Visitor Centre Wrexham Wrexham North Wales Natural history website, located in a former corn mill in Nant Mill Country Park
Oriel Wrecsam Wrexham Wrexham North Wales Art website, formerly the Wrexham Arts Centre
Techniquest Glyndwr Wrexham Wrexham North Wales Science Hands-on science exhibits
Wrexham County Borough Museum Wrexham Wrexham North Wales Local website, local history, culture

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