This museum is a not for profit organisation that is run by the kind help of its small band of volunteers. There are entrance fees for the museum and a donation bucket at the museum too. Donations are greatly appreciated and will help ensure the operation of the museum through the coming years.
Tin Shed Experience is a quaint and quirky 1940s museum in Laugharne, west Wales. It opened on June 4th 2011 after 18 months hard work by a very small team of enthusiasts.
The project had been a labour of love for Seimon Pugh-Jones and Andrew Isaacs, both of whom have collected such memorabilia since meeting whilst working at the Ministry of Defence in Pendine. Seimon a photographer and Andrew was an armourer. Seimon’s camera work has taken him into the realms of staff photographer for an American war magazine (Armchair General) and has seen him work on many historical features such as Steven Spielberg’s HBO’s award winning mini series ‘Band of Brothers’ and ‘Saving Private Ryan.’
The idea came to them after a small temporary exhibition of Seimon’s wartime memorabilia was staged in Andrew’s old zinc sheeted garage in October 2009.
Andrew explains, ‘the exhibition went so well we thought there may be space in the township for something more permanent. I thought, it would be great to restore the garage to look like it originally did when built by my father in 1933.’ He goes on, ‘from there the idea grew and it became the perfect location to transform into a museum.’