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We are CofGâr

We are a family of five museums that together make up the Carmarthenshire County Council museums and arts service. 


At CofGâr, we believe that our past shapes who we are today. And it's our mission to keep the Carmarthenshire story, and the past, alive.  Our Welsh name is a blend of memory and place (Cof = memory and Gâr from the shortened county name).


However, it’s not just about sharing the stories of yesterday. At CofGâr we want to kindle ideas and encourage people to positively shape the future.


Whether Carmarthenshire is your home, or you’re visiting from further afield, the CofGâr museums are here to share with you compelling chapters from the rich history of Carmarthenshire.


From the world records created on its beaches, to nearly half of the world’s tinplate being manufactured in Carmarthenshire and Wales in the 19th century, the county has a rich and varied history that our family of museums lovingly showcases.


We care for over 50,000 years of stories in our collections. We're certain that you'll find something that speaks to you when you visit. Stay tuned for more updates and, if you like what you see, why not join us as a volunteer or friend?  We’d love to hear from you.


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