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Opening Hours 2024

1 January - 24 March

Open Thursday to Sunday, 10:30am – 3:30pm.


27 March - 7 April (Easter Holidays)

Open Wednesday to Sunday, 10:30am - 4pm.


11 April - 21 July

Open Thursday to Sunday, 10:30am - 4pm.


24 July - 1 September

Open Wednesday to Sunday, 10am - 5pm.


5 September - 20 October

Open Thursday to Sunday, 10:30am - 4pm.


Opening times from 21 October to be confirmed.


Any questions? Call us (during opening hours): 01554 742220 or call 01267 228696 at all other times.

Visitor Information

How to find us

Parc Howard Museum, Felinfoel Road, Llanelli, SA15 3LJ. The Museum is a large, Italianate building inside the beautiful surroundings of a public park.


Sustainable Travel

Parc Howard is on a public bus route, with bus stops along Felinfoel Road outside the park. There are regular services from Carmarthen (number 197) that drop off near the park. There are also regular services from Swansea (number X11) that drop off on Andrew Street, Llanelli (a 10 minute walk to the Museum).


The nearest train station to the Museum is just off the B4304 in Llanelli (a 30 minute walk to the Museum).


There are also plenty of active travel routes in and around Llanelli that link up with pathways such as the Wales Coast Path and the extensive cycle network in south Wales.



There is no parking at the Museum itself due to its location within a public park.


Pay and display car parks are located around Llanelli. The nearest to the Museum is at Thomas/Edgar Street, which is an 8 minute walk away. Find other car parks in the area on the Carmarthenshire County Council website.



  • Accessible entrance and WCs
  • Lift to the first floor galleries
  • Baby changing facilities
  • Museum gift shop
  • Teas, coffees and other refreshments and snacks available
  • Play area and picnic benches around the park

Welcome to the Imaginarium

Inspiring our next inventors is our mission at Parc Howard Museum.


Our brand-new exhibitions showcase some of the greatest ideas and inventions to come out of Llanelli. Many know about the world's first spare wheel - the Stepney - but did you know that the founder of Specsavers was born in the town? It's always been a place of change and innovation.


That's not all. We're inviting you to explore, discuss and play together in our Imaginarium gallery, as it's the best way to learn and make sense of the world. Play, imagination and creativity influenced toys, popular culture and even scientific discoveries. Fire your imagination by solving the pyramid puzzle. Or gaze in wonder at the beautiful images of the kaleidoscope. Perhaps even discovering the mystery of Pepper's Ghost!


A Museum Transformed

Extensive renovations have transformed Parc Howard Museum into a place of discovery and wonder. It's a family-friendly museum with community and creativity at its heart.


The ground floor reopened to visitors in December 2023 after two years of refurbishments. The exhibitions unveiled were created through community projects, highlighting stories of Llanelli’s people.


The stunning Italianate mansion house itself also had a makeover. The iconic tower, roof and porch were restored and systems upgraded throughout. There's also a welcoming and accessible visitor reception with a gift shop stuffed full of playful presents and locally-sourced souvenirs. It's also the place to go to find hot drinks, snacks, and ice creams. 


Carmarthenshire County Council and Llanelli Town Council have funded the ambitious project and continue to work together to deliver a fun and inclusive visitor experience for all.

Oil painting portrait of James Buckley

James Buckley

James Buckley was a worry to his family, always after money. Follow the link below to discover another portrait of this influential entrepreneur.



Parc Howard was once a safe place for Belgian refugees and a hospital for wounded British soldiers.

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Finding us


  • Abergwili SA31 2JG

  • Felinfoel Road Llanelli SA15 3LJ

  • Pendine SA33 4NY

  • Kidwelly SA17 4LW

  • Laugharne, SA33 4SD