Carmarthenshire Archives and Libraries

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For a list of archives and libraries on the national level, go to the Wales Archives and Libraries page.

Record Office[edit | edit source]

Carmarthenshire Record Office
Carmarthenshire Archive Service
Parc Myrddin
Richmond Terrace
Carmarthen SA31 1DS UK
Telephone: 01267 228232
Website: Carmarthenshire Record Office

Libraries[edit | edit source]

Ammanford Library
3 Wind Street, Ammanford SA18 3DN UK
Telephone: 01269 598360
Website: Ammanford Library

Bedol Library
Ysgol y Bedol
Folland Road
Garnant SA18 2GB UK
Telephone: 01269 825933
Website: Bedol Library

Brynaman Library
Community Centre
Cwmgarw Road
Brynaman SA18 1BU UK
Telephone: 01269 824053
Website: Brynaman Library

Burry Port Library
Brynmor House
Carway Street
Burry Port SA16 0AE UK
Telephone: 01554 834478
Website: Burry Port Library

Carmarthen Library
9 St Peter's St
Carmarthen SA31 1LN UK
Telephone: 1267 224824
Website: Carmarthen Library

Cross Hands Library
Carmarthen Road
Cross Hands SA14 6SU UK
Telephone: 01269 598382
Website: Cross Hands Library

Kidwelly Library (Llyfrgell Cydweli)
Princess Gwenllian Centre
Hillfield Villas
Kidwelly SA17 4UL UK
Telephone: 01554 891501
Website: Kidwelly Library

Llandeilo Library
Crescent Road
Llandeilo SA19 6HN UK
Telephone: 01558 825323
Website: Llandeilo Library

Llandovery Library
Town Hall
Market Square
Llandovery SA20 0AA UK
Telephone: 01550 721626
Website: Llandovery Library

Llanelli Library
Vaughan St
Llanelli SA15 3AS UK
Telephone: 1554 744327
Website: Llanelli Library

Llangennech Library
Community Centre
Rear of Hendre Road
Nr. Old Bridge Inn
Llangennech SA14 8TH UK
Telephone: 01554 821537
Website: Llangennech Library

Llwynhendy Library
Heol Elfed
Llwynhendy SA14 9HH UK
Telephone: 01554 778402
Website: Llwynhendy Library

Newcastle Emlyn Library
Church Lane
Newcastle Emlyn SA38 9AB UK
Telephone: 01239 711103
Website: Newcastle Emlyn Library

Pembrey Library
The Old School
Ashburnham Road
Pembrey SA16 0TP UK
Telephone: 01554 830116
Website: Pembrey Library

Pontyates Library
Welfare Hall
Meinciau Road
Pontyates SA15 5TR UK
Telephone: 01269 862139
Website: Pontyates Library

Pontyberem Library
Memorial Hall
Coalbrook Road
Pontyberem SA15 5HU UK
Telephone: 01269 870891
Website: Pontyberem Library

St Clears Library
The Gate
Pentre Road
St. Clears SA33 4AA UK
Telephone: 01994 230127
Website: St Clears Library

Whitland Library
Town Hall
King Edward Street
Whitland SA34 0AA UK
Telephone: 01994 241426
Website: Whitland Library

Museums[edit | edit source]

Carmarthenshire County Museum
The Old Palace
Carmarthen SA31 2JG UK
Telephone: 1267 228696
Website: Carmarthenshire County Museum

Carmarthenshire County Museum has on display a fine collection of paintings that are distributed throughout its galleries. The museum tells the fascinating story of Carmarthenshire. The museum is housed in a former Bishop’s Palace at Abergwili, near Carmarthen, and stands in its own grounds near the historic Merlin’s Hill.

Carmarthen Town Museum and Gallery
6 Little Water St
Carmarthen SA31 1ER UK
Telephone: 1267 228696
Website: Carmarthen Town Museum and Gallery

Beside the famous River Tywi, Carmarthen has been a centre of government since Roman times. The displays trace the history of Carmarthen’s varied past, from Roman Moridunum and royal borough to busy county town.

Kidwelly Industrial Museum (Amgueddfa Ddiwydiannol Cydweli)
1 Velindre Cottages
Kidwelly SA17 4LW UK
Telephone: 1554 891078/01267 228696
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Website: Kidwelly Industrial Museum

This Museum houses the oldest surviving tinplate works in Europe. Sited a mile outside the historic town of Kidwelly the museum houses the second oldest recorded tinplate works in the UK. This unique museum is dedicated to the interpretation of the tinplate industry in general and specifically the packmill process. The locally around the Kidwelly and Llanelli area was once the home to nearly half the world’s tinplate production.

National Museum of Wales (Amgueddfa Cymru)
Website: National Museum of Wales

Amgueddfa Cymru is a family of seven museums located throughout Wales. They are the National Museum Cardiff, the St Fagans National Museum of History, the National Waterfront Museum, the Big Pit National Coal Museum, the National Slate Museum, the National Roman Legion Museum, and the National Wool Museum.

National Wool Museum
Dre-Fach Felindre
Llandysul SA44 5UP UK
Telephone: 0300 1112333
Website: National Wool Museum

The National Wool Museum displays tell the story of the Woollen Industry through working machinery, archive material, and exciting hands-on displays and textile gallery. Wool was historically the most important and widespread of Wales's industries and the National Wool Museum is housed in the historic former Cambrian Mills which made shirts and shawls, blankets and bedcovers, woollen stockings and socks sold throughout the world. The picturesque village of Dre-fach Felindre in the beautiful Teifi valley was once the centre of the thriving woollen industry, earning the nickname 'The Huddersfield of Wales'.

Parc Howard Museum
Felinfoel Road
Llanelli SA15 3LJ UK
Telephone: 01554 772029
Website: Parc Howard Museum

Find out why Llanelli was the tinplate capital of the world. The old home of the Buckley brewing family also displays Llanelly Pottery and a lovely collection of paintings by local artists.

Archives[edit | edit source]

Carmarthenshire Archives & Family History
Website: Carmarthenshire Archives & Family History