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 may vary for event days.
Any questions? Please call us: 01267 224611
Opening Times 2023
27 May to 3 November, open Tuesday to Saturday, 10am - 5pm
1 November to 5 November, open every day, 10:30am - 3:30pm
9 November to 31 December, open Thursday to Sunday, 10:30am - 3:30pm
Opening Times 2024
1 January to 31 March, open Thursday to Sunday, 10:30am - 3:30pm
February Half Term: open every day, 10:30am - 3:30pm
1 April to 3 November, open Wednesday to Sunday, 10am - 5pm
Easter/May School Holidays, open every day, 10am - 5pm
Summer Holidays, open every day, 10am - 6pm
4 November to 31 December, open weekends + between Christmas and New Year, 10:30am - 3:30pm
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.
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)
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:
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.
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.
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)
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/
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.
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.
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.
Abergwili SA31 2JG
Felinfoel Road Llanelli SA15 2LJ
Pendine SA33 4NY
Kidwelly SA17 4LW
Laugharne, SA33 4SD