Southern Wales Tourism

Museums

With so much history it's not surprising to find a plethora of museums throughout the region.  From the traditional to the unique almost every aspect of Welsh history is covered.  And the best bit… most of them are free to get in.

National Roman Legion Museum, Caerleon
Just outside the city of Newport is the small town of Caerleon.  It maybe a small town today but 2000 years ago it was the furthest outposts of the mighty Roman Empire.  Caerleon was one of only three permanent Roman fortresses in Britain and now visitors can visit the town's fascinating National Roman Legion Museum to see how the soldiers lived and fought.  Elsewhere in the town visitors can see the remains of the soldiers' barracks, baths and amphitheatre.

The Winding House, New Tredegar
The Winding House museum is housed at the former Elliot Colliery in New Tredegar.  Telling the history of Caerphilly and the surrounding area the museum also has a series of different exhibitions celebrating local life and historic events.  The museum also houses the original winding engine that lowered the colliery's miners underground.  Look out for special events when the engine runs.

Other Museums
There are plenty of other museums and exhibitions throughout Southern Wales, each with their own story to tell.  There include Abergavenny Museum and Newport Museum.

Getting Here

Compact and easily accessible South East Wales is only 2 hours from London. Situated on the western side of Britain, the region has excellent transport links include an International airport, rail and ferry links.

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