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Authentic Wartime Experience

Barry War Museum features a number of features for visitors to an authentic wartime experience including, a trench to simulate the reality of the life on the Western Front, a genuine WW2 air raid shelter and an authentic kitchen containing items from the 40's.

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 Royal British Legion RIDERS Branch is one ofthe Legions National branches. It is open to anyone regardless of abode, nationality, branch of service, and of course, those that have not served. Our enthusiasm for motorcycles brought us together, but our desire to support those who have served is a common goal. Branch activities include taking part in rallies of all sizes, track days, bike shows and, of course, events that highlight the Royal British Legion and the work it does for our service community, both past and present, along with their dependents.Above all, we are bikers who enjoy the camaraderie and friendliness of the biker world".

Our Aim

Barry War Museum's primary aim is to support schools and groups researching the local war history of Barry and surrounding area through exhibiting at heritage events and holding exhibitions about the topic. We also hold living history events and exhibitions around Barry and the surrounding area.


There are currently no major events on at Barry War Museum. Please check back in the near future for more information! Up and coming events are detailed on the EVENTS page of the website. You can also see previous events on the PAST EVENTS page.

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About the Museum

Located within the Barry Tourist Railway Station, Barry War Museum is an independent museum run primarily by the Barry at War History Group. The museum was opened in November 2012 and was originally known as the Glamorgan Wartime Heritage Centre. The Barry at War Group aims to research, preserve and promote the wartime history of the town and surrounding area.