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Museum:Joseph Parry's Cottage Museum

Museum, free entry

4 Chapel Row,
Merthyr Tydfil,
CF48 1BN



4 Chapel Row is a fine example of a typical ironworker's cottage.

Built in the 1820's for the workers of the Cyfarthfa Ironworks, the cottage was the birthplace in 1841 of Joseph Parry, Wales best known composer. His much loved 'Myfanwy' is still a favourite of Welsh Male Voice Choirs to this day.

The interior of the cottage is set in the 1840's, and shows the living conditions of the ironworkers at the time when Parry was a young boy. The upstairs galleries house an exhibition about Parry's life and work, and a small section giving further background to Merthyr Tydfil's industrial past.

At Joseph Parry's Cottage the ground floor is accessible to disabled users. The toilet is small and has not been adapted for disabled use. There are large print guides available, and information is given verbally by a guide for the visually impaired.

April - September - Open Sat and Sun - 2 - 5 p.m. - free admission. Weekdays by appointment only
October-March: Open by appointment only.
Please note there will be a £1.10 per head charge for opening outside of opening hours.

Coach parties acceptedWelcome HostAccepts groups

Children welcomeMobility Accessibility FacilitiesDogs not accepted (except guidedogs)Smoking not allowed

Opening details

Opening Hours 2017: 1st April – 30th September - Saturday and Sunday 2pm – 5pm
1 October – 31st March - Open by appointment only (Please note there will be a £1 per head charge for opening out of hours).


Free entry




4 Chapel Row,
Merthyr Tydfil,
CF48 1BN


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Map reference: SO 050057  Lat: 51.74264 Long: -3.37703

Just off Chapel Banks Road.

Accessible by Public Transport: 2 miles from Merthyr Tydfil station


  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Welcome HostWelcome Host
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
  • Mobility Accessibility FacilitiesMobility Accessibility Facilities
  • Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)
  • Smoking not allowedSmoking not allowed

Self-Assessed Accessibility Details


  • The surface of the car park and pathway leading to entrance:
    • Yesis solid
  • YesDrop-off point for guests outside entrance
  • The route from the parking area to the entrance:
    • YesHas a ramp

Public Areas

  • Level access (no steps/thresholds) or access by ramp or lift:
    • YesFrom the entrance to reception / ticket area
    • YesTo the gift shop
  • YesGood contrast between the floor and walls
  • YesContrast markings on clear surfaces such as glass doors
  • YesVisitor information available in large print (14pt and over)
  • YesVisitor information available in audio format


  • YesRamp to entrance
    • YesHandrail by ramp


  • YesClear signage
  • YesGood colour/tonal contrast for visually impaired visitors
  • YesWheelchairs provided
    • YesFree
  • YesDisplays at suitable height for wheelchair users / children
  • YesAudible alarm system