Gower Heritage Centre - Visitor Attraction - Swansea, Wales, Great Britain.
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N 51° 35.010 W 004° 06.206
30U E 423548 N 5715292
Quick Description: The Gower Heritage Centre and Museum, set in the heart of the stunning Gower Peninsula in South West Wales. The Centre is a visitor attraction and rural life museum based around a working Wollen Mill, and a medieval water-mill.
Location: South Wales, United Kingdom
Date Posted: 1/25/2013 2:20:09 AM
Waymark Code: WMG7HE
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member Tharandter
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Long Description:
Today the Gower Heritage Centre is recognised as a vibrant crafts and rural life museum that welcomes visitors from all around the world.

An old working Water Wheel, that was once used to power a medieval corn mill. Today used daily for demonstration purposes.

"If your interest lies in rural Gower and the history of agriculture then we have a wide selection of displays for you, from our fully operational Water mill to the outdoor Museum of antique farming and cultivation. We are open throughout the year with a daily timetable of guided tours and demonstrations and an annual programme of special events. Our craft workshops include puppet making, pottery and woollen mill crafts.

A Corn Mill was established on this site sometime during the 12th century, as part of the estate belonging to the powerful Le Breos family, who were granted sovereignty of Gower by King John in 1203. The first written references to the Mill appear in government records from about 1300 onwards.
It is likely that the Mill was established as part of the park development serving the needs of the locality, grinding oats for animal meal and barley for daily bread. The Mill was a “custom” or “toll” mill. Local farmers were compelled to bring their corn to the Mill for grinding and pay proper dues to the estate; failure to do so would mean being fined at the sessional court." Text Source: (visit link)

Street Address:
Gower Heritage Centre,
Parkmill,
Gower,
Swansea,
SA3 2EH,
Wales.

Hours of Operation:




Cost: 6.00 (listed in local currency)

Museum Size: Medium

Relevant Web Site: [Web Link]
The "Official Tourism" URL link to the attraction: [Web Link]

The attraction’s own URL: [Web Link]

Hours of Operation:
Opening Hours 10am - 5.30pm Monday to Sunday.


Admission Prices:
Daytime Entry Adults £5.95 Children aged 2+ £4.95 Concessions (including Seniors) £4.95


Approximate amount of time needed to fully experience the attraction: Half of a day (2-5 hours)

Transportation options to the attraction: Personal Vehicle or Public Transportation

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