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Barry War Museum

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Barry War Museum

An independent museum run primarily by the Barry at War History Group.

Step back in time at Barry War Museum, for an authentic wartime experience including a trench to simulate the reality of the life on the Western Front, a genuine WW2 air raid shelter and an authentic kitchen containing items from the 1940s.  

The Museum:   Located within the historic railway station on Barry Island, the Barry War Museum is run by the Barry At War Group as part of The Barry  Railway.  The Barry at War Group, of whom all are volunteers, aim to research, preserve and promote the wartime history of the town and surrounding area.

Authentic Wartime Experience:  The Barry War  Museum features: a WW1 trench to simulate life on the Western Front, a genuine WW2 Anderson shelter , and a 1940s style kitchen and many other artefacts and displays.

Opening times:

Wednesday 10.00am - 2:00pm

Second Sunday of the month 11.00am - 4:00pm

As well as these regular opening times, the Museum is open to School Trips and hosts a variety of lectures and speeches.  Dates and times of these can be found under What's On, in the menu.  If your school would  be interested in a visit please feel free to contact us via email, details of which can be found on the contact page.  Museum admission is free, but donations are always welcome.

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