Barry War Museum
The Barry@War group would like to thank Integrated Graphics Ltd. for their support to the Barry War Museum.
Click on the logo to the right to visit their website
Click on the link above to be taken to a list of Barry war casualties.
The museum is located within Barry Tourist Railway station, directions of which can be found via the Gmaps link. Parking is available around the museum. For more parking options and details of visiting the museum by train or bus, please consult the Visiting section of the website.
Wednesday May 15th
A 30 min Presentation @ 7.00pm @ Barry Island Station
"Barry, Bolero and Beyond in May/June 1944:
The American Build up to D-Day, 6th June, in south Wales”
By Glenn Booker
Followed @ 8pm by
A presentation by Andrea Sutcliffe,
The 111th Ordnance Company US Army, in south Wales 1943-1944"
Their Journey from G.40, Barry, to Cardigan and then to Europe as part of the Liberating Allied Armies...
The Welsh-American daughter of one of the members of the 111th will tell the story of how her parents met in Wales, and how, 70 years later on a visit to Pembrokeshire, she and her husband discovered graffiti made by two of those GI's, which inspired them to search for the unit’s surviving soldiers...
Over 90,000 people volunteered for the British Red Cross at home and overseas during the war. Search for your family’s personnel records, and discover what Red Cross volunteers were doing in your local area 100 years ago. Click the British Red Cross logo above for more information.
The Museum is currently open:
As well as these regular opening times, the Museum is open to School Trips and host a variety of lectures and speeches. Times of these can be found in Events (top right of this page) If your school would be interested in a visit please feel free to contact us via email. Detail can be found the contact page. Musem admission is free but donations are always appreciated.
The Barry War Museum features: a WW1 trench to simulate life on the Western Front, a genuine WW2 Anderson shelter and a 1940's style kitchen and many other artefacts and displays.
Located within the historic Barry Island Station the Barry War Museum is run by the Barry at War Group as part of the Barry Tourist Railway. The Barry at War Group aims to research, preserve and promote the wartime history of the town and surrounding area.