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image for Exhibition item typeFrom Mine to Museum Exhibition at Big Pit: National Coal Museum

  • Visit Wales VAQAS
  • Green Dragon Environmental Scheme

Exhibition, Sat 1 Sep 2018 - Wed 31 Jul 2019, free entry




As Big Pit celebrates its 35th Anniversary, this exhibition traces the history of Big Pit as it transformed from a working coal mine into one of UK’s leading museums and tourist attractions.

Baby changing facilitiesCoach parties acceptedDisabled toiletsFacilities for groupsFacilities for educational visitsGift shopOn-site cateringOn-site light refreshmentsPublic toiletsWheelchairs available

Event details

Dates Times
Sat 1 Sep 2018 - Wed 31 Jul 2019 09:30 to 16:30
Available Mondays - Fridays.


Free entry

Events at this Venue

date event
Sat 1 Sep - Mon 30 Dec Family of Miners
Sat 1 Sep - Wed 31 Jul From Mine to Museum Exhibition
Sat 20 Jul - Sun 11 Aug Big Butterfly Count
Sat 20 Jul - Sat 31 Aug Landscape Detectives
Sat 27 Jul - Sat 10 Aug Miners' Fortnight Postcard Making
Mon 26 Aug Making Fossils





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Map reference: SO 237087  Lat: 51.77175 Long: -3.10718

By Public Transport:
Buses run from Newport daily (Monday to Saturday) number X30.
Bus times from Newport: 8.45 am; 10.45 am; 12.45 pm ; 2.45 pm.
Return bus, leaving Big Pit: 10.55 am; 12.55 pm; 2.55 pm; 4.55 pm.

By Road:
Follow signs from the A465 and the M4 (J26 eastbound and J25 westbound)

Parking: free

Accessible by Public Transport: 0 miles from Newport station


  • Baby changing facilitiesBaby changing facilities
  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Facilities for groupsFacilities for groups
  • Facilities for educational visitsFacilities for educational visits
  • Gift shopGift shop
  • On-site cateringOn-site catering
  • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Wheelchairs availableWheelchairs available