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Blaenavon World Heritage Centre

Closed Now: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Craft and story afternoon

We visited here for the story and craft afternoon. The car park is very small but there's plenty of... read more

Reviewed 28 July 2018
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A wealth of information

Drop by to have a good overview of the full place. All that there is to see and do. Plus an... read more

Reviewed 14 May 2018
London, United Kingdom
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The World Heritage Centre is situated in Blaenavon itself, within the historic former St. Peter’s Church School, founded in 1816, and is the starting point for your visit to the whole Blaenavon World Heritage Site. The former heavy industries left...more
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Church Road, Blaenavon NP4 9AS, Wales
+44 1495 742333
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All reviews information centre lovely cafe local library big pit iron industry cake cafe on site industrial history small cafe sunday lunch coal mine graveyard introduction exhibition schoolroom context life
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This place seems to be a bit of a con, with a fancy title but not much to back that up. It contains the local library, a few brochures for local sites of interest and a café where the staff don't seem to like English...More

Thank Wartznall
BlaenavonWHC, Manager at Blaenavon World Heritage Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

We are sorry you didn't have a positive experience at the Centre. I'm not sure why you had a negative experience in the Café as a lot of their regulars are English. Regarding the outlook over the graveyard, I have to agree that this is...More

Reviewed 28 July 2018 via mobile

We visited here for the story and craft afternoon. The car park is very small but there's plenty of on street parking. We arrived early so had time for a drink in the cafe. The ladies in the cafe were very friendly and nothing was...More

Thank chatterboxbek5
Reviewed 14 May 2018 via mobile

Drop by to have a good overview of the full place. All that there is to see and do. Plus an in-depth understanding of it history.

Thank annonymus800
Reviewed 15 April 2018

This venue has a large museum hall, a good branch library, and a very good café Parking is across the main road in a fairly large car park (which is free). Each Wednesday afternoon (4.30 to 6.30) there is a large musical group rehearsal of...More

1  Thank D C W S
Reviewed 2 April 2018

A good information centre, and a good café. informative and interesting to know of the people who worked so hard to make Wales great, by making iron for the world. Yet the cafe overlooks the bramble strewn, weed blown, neglected grave yard where those who...More

Thank Les H
BlaenavonWHC, Manager at Blaenavon World Heritage Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

The graveyard is very overgrown but the ground is owned by the Church and not by our building. The Church are trying their best to remedy this situation by forming a group of volunteers to maintain the grounds.

Reviewed 29 March 2018 via mobile

Had a fabulous and informative visit down into the coal mine. All the guides are ex miners and Ian our guide was terrific. Great sense of humour as well. Very good displays.

Thank VictoriaNewZealand
Reviewed 25 November 2017

a really fun way to learn a lot about history within living memory. well laid out and spacious and ended the tour with a great cup of coffee and a cake

Thank rita W
Reviewed 18 November 2017

We returned to Blaenavon again to visit with our ever expanding family and we again chose the heritage centre as the focal point of the weekend. Locals also eat there so you know what that says about the place. Jackie and the café staff were...More

Thank cgaw14
Reviewed 15 November 2017

Really interesting centre, full of information about the area's history. It was very informative and easy to follow and so we were engrossed for a good hour!

Thank dmariani_palmer
Reviewed 11 November 2017

During a visit to meet with our family we had the opportunity of visiting Blaenavon World Heritage Site and particularly The Big Pit. This was a fantastic experience of going underground and walking through this coal mine. The tour will interest young and old and...More

1  Thank 128howard
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15 July 2017|
Response from 510terrenceg | Reviewed this property |
I assume you mean the steam train. It stops at Bitpit. An old coal mine that has a museum and tea room. You can also go down the mine too