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The Museum of Land Speed

If you are looking for a fun, interactive and educational day out, then look no further!

 

The brand-new Museum of Land Speed tells the iconic story of Pendine Sands and the renowned sporting records set here, in an interactive and experiential way.

Opening Times 2024

12 February to 18 February (Half-Term)

Open every day, 10am - 4pm

 

20 February to 24 March

Open Tuesday to Sunday, 10am - 4pm.

 

25 March to 31 March (Easter Holidays)

Open every day, 10am - 4pm.

 

1 April to 7 April (Easter Holidays)

Open every day, 10am - 5pm.

 

9 April to 30 June

Open Tuesday to Sunday, 10am - 5pm.

 

Opening times may change from 1 July onwards.

 

 

Opening times may vary for event days.

 

Any questions? Please call us: 01267 224611

Admission Prices

Day tickets and 7-day multi-site tickets are available, to give you plenty of opportunity to explore the area.

 

Day tickets are £7 for adults, £6 for concessions (students and people with disabilities only), and £4 for children (age 5-18 years).  

 

We also have a 4+ flexible day ticket, which offers 10% discount for a family or small group of four or more people. 

 

The 7-day multi-site ticket provides unlimited visits to both the Museum of Land Speed and the Dylan Thomas Boat House in Laugharne for 7 days.  Weekly tickets are £10 for adults, £9 for concessions, and £5.50 for children (age 5-18 years).

The sands have a nearly 100-year history of setting land speed records; beginning in the 1920s with Sir Malcom Campbell and his car ‘Blue Bird’ to more recently the actor Idris Elba taking on Campbell's 'Flying Mile' record in a Bentley Continental GT Speed in 2015.

 

From travelling large object displays such as the legendary ‘Babs’ racing car to the interactive displays throughout, you are taken on a journey where you’ll experience the thrill and exhilaration of racing along Pendine Sands.  Just close your eyes and you’ll feel the wind in your face, hear the noise of the engine and feel the movement of the car as it bumps over hidden pits in the sand.

 

Sounds like your kind of day out?  We’ve got some more information below.

Our Exhibitions

We have plenty of exciting exhibitions for you to enjoy at the Museum. Many are interactive and great fun too!

 

Some of our objects come and go because they are kindly loaned to us from other institutions. Babs is one of those travelling objects, which is owned by the Babs Trust. She and other objects aren't here every day.

 

If you want to be sure of seeing a specific object or exhibition on your visit, then please get in touch with us first.

Leading the world

The location of the museum is awe-inspiring as it sits right on the edge of the famous sands.  The small, beautiful Welsh village of Pendine has truly been at the heart of world records and innovation in the motoring world for a century. Find out more about how Pendine Sands featured on the world stage here: Land Speed Records | Pendine Community Council (pendinesands.org)

A ‘must-see’ tourist destination

The Museum of Land Speed is incredibly proud to be part of the Welsh Government’s Tourism Attractor Destination programme, making it one of 13 must-see destinations across Wales.  To find out more about this and other initiatives that helped bring it to life, click here:

A special location to impress your guests.

The Museum’s first floor purpose-built function space features a huge floor to ceiling window with unparalleled views down Pendine’s seven-mile sands. 

 

The 64m² room can be set out in boardroom style (20 pax) or theatre style (50 pax), with independent electrical blinds that easily adapt it for video conferencing, presentations, or live streaming.  Its contemporary furniture, accessibility, private kitchenette, free WiFi and included AV make it suitable for a range of functions.  Refreshments can be served in the room, or you can pre-order lunch to be served in the Caban restaurant.

 

We can work with you to create the perfect event.  Contact us to discuss your requirements on info@cofgar.wales or fill out the contact form

Sustainable Futures

CofGâr and the Museum of Land Speed are conscious of the environmental implications of motoring.  Our environmental goals to be a carbon neutral local authority by 2030 will mean our focus is on the future as well as the past.  The highly efficient museum building designed to reduce carbon emissions is a fitting place to explore the future of the car and mobility through partnerships, special exhibitions, and events.  

Visitor information

Directions

Museum of Land Speed, Marsh Road, Pendine.  Sat Nav: SA33 4NY.  The Museum is by the sea, close to Pendine village centre.

 

Parking & Transport

Pay and display car parks are located close to the museum with EV charging points.  Parking on the beach is also available (subject to tides).

Secure bike containers are available to hire on site and bike shelters are also available free of charge.

The museum is on a public bus route, with daily services to Carmarthen (number 222) and Tenby via Saundersfoot (no. 351) operated by Taf Valley Coaches.

The nearest train stations to the museum are at Whitland (approx. 10 miles), Tenby (approx. 17 miles), and Carmarthen (approx. 18 miles)

 

Facilities

Accessible WCs and a Changing Places Toilet in the Museum and Caban.

Lockers for your belongings in the museum.

Museum gift shop.

Play area and picnic benches outside the museum main entrance.

Accessible access to the beach promenade and the famous 7-mile beach.

Several places to eat close to the museum.  The Caban restaurant is right next door https://cabanpendine.wales/ 

 

Prices

Day tickets and 7-day multi-site tickets are available, to give you plenty of opportunity to explore the area.

Day tickets are £7 for adults, £6 for concessions (students and people with disabilities only), and £4 for children (age 5-18 years).  We also have a 4+ flexible day ticket, which offers 10% discount for a family or small group of four or more people. 

The 7-day multi-site ticket provides unlimited visits to both the Museum of Land Speed and the Dylan Thomas Boat House in Laugharne for 7 days.  Weekly tickets are £10 for adults, £9 for concessions, and £5.50 for children (age 5-18 years).

 

Terms & Conditions

Children under 5 are free.

Concessions apply to students (with valid student card) and people with a disability.

Free entry to carers when supporting a visit by the person you care for.

A view of the new Museum of Land Speed in Pendine

Welcome to the future

It's been a long haul across three years, with major challenges, but the Museum of Land Speed is now complete.

Sir Malcolm Campbell's Sunbeam 'Blue Bird' on Pendine Sands in 2015

Pendine and Speed

For a short time, for a few people, Pendine Sands was the centre of the world. The centre of the World Land Speed Record to be precise.

Find out more

Finding us

Keys

  • Abergwili SA31 2JG

  • Felinfoel Road Llanelli SA15 2LJ

  • Pendine SA33 4NY

  • Kidwelly SA17 4LW

  • Laugharne, SA33 4SD