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Well worth a visit

We really enjoyed our afternoon, a warm welcome and plenty to see and learn about. A lot of the... read more

Reviewed 10 September 2018
Kate D
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West Sussex, United Kingdom
Local history

Absolutely fabulous place to visit for educational and social history purposes. Extremely friendly... read more

Reviewed 30 August 2018
KyleeBur
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“on display”(3 reviews)
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Blaenant Colliery, Crynant SA10 8SL, Wales
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All reviews well worth a visit coal mining on display model railway free entry own pace hidden gem great afternoon car park gift shop guided tour knowledgeable volunteers winding engine staff were very helpful local history industrial heritage all ages
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Reviewed 10 September 2018

We really enjoyed our afternoon, a warm welcome and plenty to see and learn about. A lot of the exhibits are under cover so no problem if it rains. Very atmospheric.

Thank Kate D
Reviewed 30 August 2018 via mobile

Absolutely fabulous place to visit for educational and social history purposes. Extremely friendly staff who couldn’t do enough to make the visit enjoyable and fun. A treasure which may be currently at risk which would be a tragedy.

Thank KyleeBur
Reviewed 24 August 2018 via mobile

As a family, we thoroughly enjoyed our visit. It was really interesting and we learned a lot from the very helpful and knowledgeable volunteers and staff. We struggled to get the kids to come home. I would highly recommend.

Thank WelshLady2010
Reviewed 21 August 2018

History for everyone at a difference. The staff and volunteers have done a good job of updating the tea rooms.

Thank mamgu10
Reviewed 19 August 2018 via mobile

Last Saturday we arrived for a week's holiday in Wales, the first time we'd holidayed there. In our accommodation there were lots of leaflets for things to do, but we Googled the museum as we'd seen the head gear and locomotive on the way through...More

Thank Mrs_Hobbes
Reviewed 14 August 2018

We had visited another attraction in the area and took a wrong turn! What a great mistake that turned out to be! A massive locomotive sitting in a nearly empty carpark caught our eyes and we saw that there, by the side of the road,...More

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439keithd, Manager at Cefn Coed Colliery Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 16 August 2018

thank you for your review, i'm glad you had an enjoyable visit, i will pass on to the cleaning staff regarding your comment of the ladies toilet, plus i will also mention to Owain. hope we will see you again in the future keith

Reviewed 7 August 2018 via mobile

Drive along the road by the collery and you are likely to miss it. It needs better signing. Park up when u have found it and you are in for a treat. Down in mine and the huge gear on site to the 'library museum'...More

Thank Roy L
439keithd, Manager at Cefn Coed Colliery Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 16 August 2018

thank you, pleased you enjoyed, we are trying to get better signage along the road, as for the the boy and wagon it does make us feel lucky

Reviewed 30 July 2018 via mobile

Great afternoon. I am a stroke survivor & can only walk short distances. The disabled facilities were very good. The highlight of the day was Owain, he is one of the few staff but couldn’t give us enough of his time, he was very knowledgable...More

Thank Jaffajohn999
439keithd, Manager at Cefn Coed Colliery Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 16 August 2018

thank you for your review, i will pass the comments on to Owain,

Reviewed 24 July 2018 via mobile

I would highly recommend you get a guided tour of this colliery as it really brings it alive - our enthusiastic and extremely knowledgable guide was superb and gave us an insight into its rise and decline and the stories of the men and boys...More

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439keithd, Manager at Cefn Coed Colliery Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 16 August 2018

thank you, i will pass on your comments to the guide. hope we see you again soon

Reviewed 21 July 2018 via mobile

So much to see here. Well worth a visit if you are interested in coal mining and the social history of the area.

Thank Moy21
439keithd, Manager at Cefn Coed Colliery Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 16 August 2018

thank you for your review, it really matters to us

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Dawn M
1 May 2018|
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Response from 439keithd | Property representative |
hello, sorry we cannot go down the shafts, as they are flooded, we do have an underground gallery that gives the feel of being underground
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Claire M
27 October 2015|
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Response from williamskdn | Reviewed this property |
Hi Found this on the npt website. Type in cefn coed colliery and it should come up and give more information. Cefn Coed Colliery Museum is open daily from May to September. 10:30 – 5 (Last admission at 4:30) Admission is... More
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Sara E
5 June 2015|
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Entry is free
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