Here at the 1940's Swansea Bay Museum you get to taste life and soak up the atmosphere of how life in Swansea and the rest of the UK would have been way back in the 1940's. At first when I arrived at this attraction, I was a little bit unsure of what to expect with this attraction being smack bang in the middle of an industrial estate, but the museums location really is quite fitting to the message the museum is trying to give. Complete with its own set of trenches and guard posts it is very easy to allow yourself to be transported back in time where Vera Lynn would have been at number one in the top 40 and ration books would have been just as important to you as your Gas Mask! The owners of this attraction have put everything they can into making your experience here one never to be forgotten and for that we here at Top 100 Attractions applaud them. It goes to show that it's not just money you need to create an attraction of this nature but devotion, patients and in this attractions case a love for all things 40's!
1940's Swansea Bay
Attraction in Swansea
Hidden away just two minutes from the busy M4 near Swansea, South Wales is the WWII experience 1940s Swansea Bay. The indoor street scene takes you past an RAF Plotting Room and into an air raid shelter where you hear the sound of bombs falling. Walking past a bomb damaged shop you pass a wartime front parlour then into the Three Lamps pub for a 1940s sing-along on the piano! As well as 1940s vacuum cleaners, washing and sewing machines on display there are also clothes and uniforms for the youngsters to try on. The gift shop has replica Ration Books and Identity Cards and also serves teas so you can have a Spam sandwich and Camp coffee! Open daily to the public daily from 10am to 5pm, guided tours from an Air Raid Warden are available for groups as are evening visits.