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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 9:30 - 16:30
Underground tours run 10:00 - 15:00

Prices

Free entry

Events at this Venue

date event
Fri 1 Sep - Sun 28 Jan Family of Blaenafon & Family of Miners

Location

Directions

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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

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