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Industrial Heritage:Blaenavon Ironworks (Cadw)

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Industrial Heritage, £3.70-£6.10

Blaenavon Iron Works

Blaenavon Iron Works

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Blaenavon changed the world. These hills on the edge of the Brecon Beacons were rich with coal, limestone and iron ore – the fuel of the Industrial Revolution. From here Wales heaved and belched and blasted itself onto the global stage.

Accepts groups

Children welcomeDogs accepted

Opening details

1 April 2020 - 3 November Daily 10.00am - 5.00pm
4 November - 31 March 2021 Thursday to Saturday - 10.00am - 4.00pm, Sunday to Wednesday - Closed. Closed 24, 25, 26 Dec & 1 Jan.
Last admission 30 minutes before closing.


Prices April 2020 - March 2021:
Adults £6.10
Seniors (65+) £4.80
Juniors (Aged 5-17) / NUS / Armed Forces and Veterans £3.70
Family (2 adults & up to 3 children) £17.10




A4043 north from Pontypool; at Blaenavon take the B4246 and follow the brown signs.
Bus 3km/2 miles, route X24 from Newport via Cwmbran, Pontypool and Varteg.
Bike NCN Route No.46 (600m/650 yards).

Accessible by Public Transport: 8 miles from Pontypool & New Inn station


  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
  • Dogs acceptedDogs accepted