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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
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There are currently no events being held at Barry War Museum. Please check the gallery section for past events.

All images found on the far right and left of the website are Public Domain images, derived from the  U.S. National Archives

British Red Cross First World War Volunteers

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

We aim to open every Wednesday from 2-4pm and the second Sunday of the month. We invite groups and schools to contact us to plan their visits to the Museum.
The museum was opened in November 2012 and was originally known as the Glamorgan Wartime Heritage Centre.

Authentic Wartime Experience

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.

About the Museum

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.

Explore, discover, learn at Glamorgan's premier Wartime museum