Tin Shed Laugharne
They call this an “experience” – Tin Shed Experience and that is exactly what it is! A fantastic trip down memory lane in a fairly recently established little quirky museum in the centre of Laugharne. It has been set up and is still run by two locals who obviously have a passion for war time memorabilia! No techy displays here but instead either Seimon or Andrew or one of their trusty volunteers are on hand to tell you in person all about each exhibit – it is a not for profit organisation.
Tin Shed Experience is open Wed – Sunday usually from 10.am or sometimes by arrangement. Best to check their website for exact times. There is a small entrance fee for the museum and a donation bucket too! Donations are greatly appreciated and will help ensure the operation of the museum through the coming years. About 75% of the museum has been rebuilt using recycled materials and they are always on the lookout for unwanted tin or timber or indeed more memorabilia!
This picture shows the exhibit of the famous locally born pilot who fought in WW1 and WW2 “Ira Jones” – a local hero!
There are lots of interesting bits and pieces – some fascinating items which have somehow just landed in the museum by chance. The dressed models have been lovingly put together with great attention to detail. Lots of local schools now visit the museum so that children can see for themselves a little bit of Welsh History. Why not visit yourselves soon to find out more.
This year in 2015 Tin Shed Experience in Laugharne has been voted the third best museum in Wales just behind St Fagans and Big Pit! Congratulations!