Saturday, 9 June 2012

Gower Heritage Centre


The sign outside says ' It's a lot bigger inside than you think! '. We can confirm - they are NOT kidding!

The Gower Heritage Centre is built around a water powered cornmill and set in the heart of the Gower Peninsula. This visitor attraction is a rural life museum with a fully working 12th century water mill. The mill was built over 800 years ago by a William de Breos who was a knight from Normandy in France.

The Heritage Centre features a blacksmith, wheel-wright and carpentry workshops. Coffins were even made here!.

The millers cottage has been occupied by members of the same family for over 300 years. The mill has been expanded greatly in this time and the centre makes use of a large tract of land along the valley to its rear.

The range of activities and fascinating exhibitions are endless, along with craft shops, tea rooms, an animal enclosure, play areas and numerous items of old machinery and even a war time air raid shelter. Do not be decieved by the size of the building or complex from the outside. We cannot stress this enough. We would recommend this interesting centre as an ideal stop off point to spend a few hours and unwind. Kids will enjoy it immensely.

For more details visit the official website at:  www.gowerheritagecentre.co.uk

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