Inside the 12th century water powered Mill showing the grinding stones used to crush up the grain into flour

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Set in the heart of the Gower Peninsula just west of Swansea, South Wales, the Gower Heritage Centre was established in 1990 as a countryside crafts centre situated in historical and beautiful surroundings.

Based around a 12th Century Water Powered Cornmill, the centre has a number of craft workshops, large tearooms and all facilities for an enjoyable family day out. 

The 12th century water powered corn and saw mill was renovated, and experienced crafts people took up residence on site. Today the centre is recognised as a vibrant crafts and rural life museum that welcomes visitors from all around the world.

The Gower Heritage Centre is a fun way to spend your day, whether you're a group or school and would like to take a coach tour to the Gower and explore what we have on offer, or if you're just passing by and are just popping in for a bite to eat at our bakery we're sure you'll find exactly what you're after here with us.

We are only a 15-minute walk from one of the most breath-taking bays in the Gower, Three Cliffs Bay. The whole peninsula is a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and has its own very distinctive culture that owes a lot to the mix of Welsh, West Country and Norman ancestry.

If your interest lies in rural Gower and the history of agriculture then we have a wide selection of displays for you, from our fully operational Water mill to the outdoor Museum of antique farming and cultivation. We are open throughout the year with a daily timetable of guided tours and demonstrations and an annual programme of special events.

Our craft workshops are a great way to spend the afternoon on a school trip. 

Artisan Bread Making Course
Learn the ancient craft of Bread Making and Butter Churning. Watch the 12th Century waterwheel power the great bur stones which grind the grain to meal. Try your hand at the stone quern before making your own Medieval breads

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Facilities

Accessibility

  • Disabled access
  • Disabled toilets
  • Facilities for hearing impaired
  • Facilities for visually impaired
  • Wheelchairs available

Booking & Payment Details

  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)
  • Credit cards accepted (with charge)

Catering

  • On-site catering
  • On-site light refreshments
  • Picnic site

Children

  • Baby changing facilities
  • Children welcome

Groups

  • Education/study area
  • Facilities for educational visits
  • Facilities for groups

Parking

  • Free Parking

Property Facilities

  • Dogs Accepted
  • Gift shop
  • Public toilets
  • Smoking not allowed
  • Telephone (public)

Target Markets

  • Accepts groups
  • Coach parties accepted

Map & Directions

Road Directions

Gower Heritage Centre is 8 miles to the west of Swansea on the Gower Peninsula. Follow A4118 South Gower road.

 

Public Transport Directions

Swansea Railway Station is 8 miles.

Gower Heritage Centre

Type:Heritage Centre

Approved Visit Wales Stars Visitor Attraction
Gower Heritage Centre, Parkmill, Swansea, Swansea, SA3 2EH

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Opening Times

* Open every day 10:00 - 17:00

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