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Fantastic just check height of little ones

We had a lovely few hours here on the weekend, paid £3 to park up and entry was free complete... read more

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Sarah B
Llantwit Major, United Kingdom
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Down , down

Visited the museum as a group of 10 mixture of adults and young children Once kitted up with hard... read more

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Paul G
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Take a unique underground tour of a real coalmine, where hundreds of men, women and children once worked to extract the precious mineral that stoked furnaces and lit the household fires of the world.
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
Blaenavon NP4 9XP, Wales
+44 300 111 2333
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Reviewed today via mobile

We had a lovely few hours here on the weekend, paid £3 to park up and entry was free complete bargain! We weren’t sure we would be granted our underground visit as our little one was measured she needed to 1m in height so probably...More

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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Visited the museum as a group of 10 mixture of adults and young children Once kitted up with hard hat and light headed down in to the mine, our tour guide bill was really informative and got all the children involved along the tour. Can’t...More

Thank Paul G
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

A fantastic day out! The guide was brilliant, very friendly and knowledgeable. The exhibitions were very informative and brilliant. Great canteen too.

Thank LuP92
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

What a great day out this was, although I didn't fancy going down into the mine but my husband and friend did and thoroughly enjoyed it.They found the conditions, which date from the 80's, unbelievable. My friend and I stayed on the surface. After a...More

Thank Sally A
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Fabulous day out. We were a group with young teenagers. They really enjoyed it too. We spent about 4 hours in total Canteen was great.

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Reviewed 5 days ago

If you've never been underground or in a mine try this! Several trips with groups of children when I was a teacher, also with family. Expert guidance by former miners. The darkest dark ever when you turn off the lamp!

Thank JohnF6347
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great history lots of good guidance and lovely stories of life down a pit. Great going underground seeing a little of the life.

Thank Graham A
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Big Pit is well worth a visit, I have been four times! The guides are ex miners and are a font of knowledge. The cafe is ok, however, the exhibitions are excellent. If it is a rainy day the Big Pit is my first...More

Thank Expedition820122
Reviewed 1 week ago

I was very surprised that it was a big queue to go down the mine. We had to wait over an hour and it was a very rainy day. It will probably worse in summer. But it was worthy, very good experience. The man that...More

Thank lorfongra
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What can I add which other reviews havent already said, as this really is a place everyone should visit who wants to learn (and experience) more about Coal mining and the communities which grew up around them. The best bit is most certainly the mine...More

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3 October 2018|
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Response from pnd5251 | Reviewed this property |
No free parking, I think it is about 2 pounds from memory. It would also be a difficult area to traverse if you are in a wheelchair.
Jim D
20 March 2018|
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Response from anthony g | Reviewed this property |
Yes they do
18 March 2018|
Response from Graham W | Reviewed this property |
Honestly don’t know, suggest you ring the Museum.