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West Wales Museum of Childhood
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Items typical of the museum's exhibits
Established 2005
Location Llangeler, Carmarthenshire, Wales
Type Toy museum

The West Wales Museum of Childhood is a museum in Wales which opened in 2005 and now forms a major educational resource in South and West Wales.

Location

The West Wales Museum of Childhood is located in Llangeler being near to the historic town of Newcastle Emlyn along the A484, the Carmarthen to Cardigan road. It is sited in the River Teifi river valley only a short distance from the Welsh National Woollen Museum (latterly known as the National Wool Museum) at Drefach Felindre.

Exhibits

There are more than 10,000 items on display in the five galleries of the museum, some of which may be viewed on the Museum's official website. Exhibits include toys, dolls, model trains, model cars, teddy bears, toy soldiers, tin toys, costumes, pinball machines, games, a period schoolroom, and household items. There are many toys and collectible items related to movies and television shows, including Doctor Who, Batman, The Avengers and Chitty Chitty Bang Bang.

The whole of the museum complex complies with high standards of accessibility. The museum has also been awarded accreditation under VisitWales VAQAS -the Welsh Assembly Government's Visitor Attraction Quality Accreditation Scheme

The museum is a privately run enterprise and receives no outside funding. It is dependent upon attracting tourists as well as students and study groups in order to be viable and available as a community and educational resource.

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