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.

Location


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.



VINTAGE TRAIN RIDES AT BARRY ISLAND OVER THE EASTER BANK HOLIDAY WEEKEND


John Buxton, Managing Director of the Barry Tourist Railway, is pleased to announce that THE BARRY TOURIST RAILWAY WILL BE OPERATING EASTER BUNNY TRAINS from Barry Island over the EASTER Bank Holiday Weekend (Friday 19th, Saturday 20th, Sunday 21st & Monday 22nd April 2019). Every child travelling with us receives a free Lindt chocolate Easter bunny or a soft toy.



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VINTAGE TRAIN RIDES AT BARRY ISLAND OVER THE EASTER BANK HOLIDAY WEEKEND


John Buxton, Managing Director of the Barry Tourist Railway, is pleased to announce that THE BARRY TOURIST RAILWAY WILL BE OPERATING EASTER BUNNY TRAINS from Barry Island over the EASTER Bank Holiday Weekend (Friday 19th, Saturday 20th, Sunday 21st & Monday 22nd April 2019). Every child travelling with us receives a free Lindt chocolate Easter bunny or a soft toy.



Our Military Museum and cafe will be open on all 4 days too!Type your paragraph here.

British Red Cross First World War Volunteers

Lest We Forget

- Wednesday May 15th 2019 Time to be confirmed

  • In November 1943, a US Army ordnance company with origins in Texas arrived in Barry and set up camp on Bryn Hill golf course. Their stay in Wales lasted until D Day. The Welsh-American daughter of one of those soldiers 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 the soldiers, which inspired them to search for the unit’s surviving soldiers.

    Barry War Museum’s “Book Fest”- Easter Saturday 20th April, Old Railway Station, Barry Island

    After our recent “Drop In” evening, held at The Old Railway Station last Wednesday, Barry War Museum will be next hosting a “Book Fest” on Easter Saturday, 20th April. A first for Barry Island; bringing together local Authors, Publishers, Scriptwriters and an award-winning Film maker. You will be able to meet the writers; buy their books and talk to a local film producer at this Free Event.Do you enjoy Ghost stories or science fiction? Or prefer to loose yourself in a Romantic novel? Writers of Thrillers, Comedy, Horror, and Local interest, all will be on hand. Whilst renowned Military Historians will be attending with their published works on World War One and World War Two - true stories of local lads who went to war. And, of course, there will be Children’s authors too – all happening from 11.00 – 3.30p.m. on Easter Saturday, at The Old Railway Station, Barry Island.

    Also the steam or vintage trains will be running, the café open for teas, coffees, soft drinks and snacks. And Barry War Museum will be open from 11.00 – 3.30p.m. over the four days of the Easter Weekend; manned by a team of knowledgeable Volunteers - Free Entrance every day – when we look forward to seeing you at our special Book Fest event.


  • April 28th, 2pm - "Barryand Bolero:Preparations for Operation Overlord, May 1944" by Glenn Booker




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.

Opening Times

 The Museum is currently open:


  • Wednesday                   2:00pm -  4:00pm                   
  • Second Sunday of the Month    11:00am -  4:00pm


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. 


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