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Old Police Station & Museum

John Street
South Wales
CF36 3DT

In the centre of town, and used as a working Police Station from 1881 to its closure in 1974, this listed building still has the original charge room which now houses the local Tourist Information Centre.

It also houses the town museum tracing the social history and maritime history of the Porthcawl area, as well as a collection of war mementos, artifacts, costumes and records of the Parish Church of St. John the Baptist founded in 1189.

The museum contains an exhibition of the Welsh guards featuring memorabilia of the Guards from its formation in 1915 to the present. Porthcawl Art Society display a changing collection of work on the first floor.

Other Information:

  • Steps involved for Art Society (first floor). All others are accessible.
  • Parking and disabled parking at the rear (Charges apply)
  • Toilet and disabled toilet next door
  • Wheelchair access.

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  • Directions

    In centre of shopping street.

    Old Police Station & Museum Postcode for SatNav: CF36 3DT


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