Countryside craft centre & rural life museum in renovated 12th century water-powered corn & sawmill. Museum of antique farming & cultivation.
- Souvenir Shop
- Full disabled access
Parkmill Gower Swansea Vale of Glamorgan SA3 2EH
Daily 1000-1700. (Closed 25 Dec.)
By Bus: 117, 118
By Rail: Swansea / 10 miles
Set in the heart of the Gower Peninsula, the Gower Heritage Centre was established in 1990 as a countryside crafts centre situated in historical and beautiful surroundings. 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 Centre is a visitor attraction and rural life museum based around a working 12th century watermill with craft shops and activities, old fashioned games arcade, sandpit area, play areas and an animal farm for the kids. It is home to 'La Charrette', Wales' smallest cinema.
If your interest lies in rural Gower and the history of agriculture, then there is a wide selection of displays, from the fully operational watermill to the outdoor museum of antique farming and cultivation. There is a daily timetable of guided tours and demonstrations and a programme of special events.
The centre is only a 15-minute walk from Three Cliffs Bay, one of the most breath taking bays in the Gower. 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.
The Gower Heritage Centre is a fun way to spend your day. If you're just passing by and are popping in for a bite to eat at our Tea Rooms, you're sure to find exactly what you're after.