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image for Industrial Heritage item typeBig Pit: National Coal Museum

  • Visit Wales VAQAS
  • Green Dragon Environmental Scheme

Industrial Heritage, free entry

Big Pit: National Coal Museum

Big Pit: National Coal Museum

Big Pit: National Mining Museum of Wales

Details

An award-winning national museum that still retains many traits of its former role as a coal mine, standing high on the heather-clad moors of Blaenafon.

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

Children welcomeDisabled accessDogs not accepted (except guidedogs)Smoking not allowed

Opening Details

Open all the time

Open daily 09:30 - 16:30; last admission 15:30.
Underground tours run 10:00 - 15:00 (tours may be suspended at busy periods).
Please note that throughout January 2019 the Underground Tours are only available on weekends.

Prices

Free entry

Events at this Venue

date event
Sat 1 Sep - Thu 31 Jan Family of Miners
Sat 1 Sep - Thu 31 Jan From Mine to Museum Exhibition
Mon 21 Jan The Blacksmith Experience
Wed 23 Jan The Blacksmith Experience
Fri 25 Jan The Blacksmith Experience
Wed 30 Jan The Blacksmith Experience

Contact

Enquiries

Location

Directions

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

Facilities

  • 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
  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
  • Disabled accessDisabled access
  • Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)
  • Smoking not allowedSmoking not allowed