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image for Exhibition item typeFor Freedom and Empire at Big Pit: National Coal Museum

  • Visit Wales VAQAS
  • Green Dragon Environmental Scheme

Exhibition, Tue 17 Apr - Sun 24 Jun 2018, free entry

Big Pit: National Coal Museum

Big Pit: National Coal Museum

Big Pit: National Mining Museum of Wales

Details

When the news broke on 4 August 1914 that Britain had joined the war against Germany and Austria-Hungary, many thought it would all be over by Christmas. No-one could have imagined how long the war would last, and how far-reaching its influence would be. The war had an immediate impact on the slate industry.

This exhibition explores the responses within the slate quarrying communities to the First World War recruitment campaign preceding conscription.

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

Event details

Dates Times
Tue 17 Apr - Sun 24 Jun 2018 09:30 to 17:00

Prices

Free entry

Events at this Venue

date event
Sun 1 Apr - Thu 30 Aug Family of Miners
Tue 17 Apr - Sun 24 Jun For Freedom and Empire

Address

Blaenavon,
Torfaen,
NP4 9XP

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