Pendine Museum of Speed

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Pendine Museum of Speed
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A glass-fronted building
View from the beach
Location map and quick summary
Pendine Museum of Speed is located in Carmarthenshire
Pendine Museum of Speed
Location within Carmarthenshire
Established 1996
Location Pendine, Carmarthenshire, Wales
Coordinates 51°44′33″N 4°33′22″W / 51.7425°N 4.5562°W / 51.7425; -4.5562
Type Transport museum
Visitors 33,522 (2009)
Owner Carmarthenshire County Council

The Museum of Speed

The Pendine Museum of Speed is dedicated to the use of Pendine Sands for land speed record attempts. It was opened in 1996 in the village of Pendine, on the south coast of Wales, and is owned and run by Carmarthenshire County Council. The museum received 33,522 visitors in 2009.[1]

For part of the summer the museum houses Babs, the land speed record car in which J. G. Parry-Thomas was killed in 1927. Babs was excavated in 1969 after 42 years of burial on the beach at Pendine Sands, and restored over the following 16 years by Owen Wyn Owen.[2][3]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Visitors to tourist attractions in Wales", StatsWales – Welsh Assembly Government, retrieved 25 July 2012
  2. ^ "Wales: Old girl with a racy past", Telegraph Media Group, 12 August 2000, retrieved 2 March 2013
  3. ^ "Former land speed record car on display in driver's hometown", ITV, 5 November 2012, retrieved 2 March 2013

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Inside the museum

Coordinates: 51°44′33″N 4°33′22″W / 51.7425°N 4.5562°W / 51.7425; -4.5562