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Industrial Heritage:A Welsh Coal Mining Experience - Rhondda Heritage at Welsh Mining Experience - Rhondda Herita

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Guide with Group

Guide with Group

Guide with Group

Industrial Heritage, £5.75-£6.95

Lewis Merthyr Colliery,
Coed Cae Road,
Rhondda Cynon Taf,
CF37 2NP



Take a tour with guides, who are all retired miners. Nobody knows the coal industry better than them!

The exclusive Black Gold Experience Underground Guided Tour takes you through the recently developed Trefor & Bertie Engine Houses and into the original lamp room where you will collect your miner’s helmet for your journey underground. You can almost hear the banter between the miners at the start and the end of their shifts.

Dram: the Cinematic Experience.
Jump on board as you take a virtual ride on the last dram of coal to the surface - and watch out for a few surprises along the way! Marvel at the historic Chimney Stack, which dominates our skyline, along with the original Pit-head Wheel and Winding Gear. Visit our Fan House and our two Engine Houses, both built in the late 1800s. Take the little ones along to the seasonal Energy Zone childrens’ play area.

And no tour would be complete without stopping off at the Caffe Bracchi Open - 9.00 am to 4.30 pm daily and the Welsh Gift Shop.

Baby changing facilitiesCoach parties acceptedCredit cards accepted (with charge)Disabled toiletsEducation/study areaFacilities for groupsFacilities for educational visitsGift shopOn-site cateringOn-site light refreshmentsPicnic sitePublic toiletsRegional Tourist Board MemberWelcome HostAccepts groupsFacilities for conferencingFacilities for corporate hospitality

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

Disabled access with assistance.

Opening Details

Open all the time

Opening Times
Tuesday - Saturday: 09:00 - 16.30
Closed on Mondays between October and Easter.

Tour Times: 10:00, 12:00 and 14:00
Closed 25th December - 1st January inclusive.


Adult - £6.95
Children - £5.75
Concessions - £6.25
Family of 4 - £19




Lewis Merthyr Colliery,
Coed Cae Road,
Rhondda Cynon Taf,
CF37 2NP


Plan route to Welsh Mining Experience - Rhondda Herita using Google mapsPlan route using Google maps

Map reference: ST 041910  Lat: 51.61057 Long: -3.38999

By Car: Signposted from Jct 32 M4. Take the A470 to the Rhondda Valleys. Signposted from Pontypridd, Rhondda Heritage Park is located in Trehafod and is adjacent to the Heritage Park Hotel

Ample on-site parking for cars and coaches.
Disabled parking available, along with disabled access. There is also a lift to the first floor.

Public Transport Information: | T - 0800 464 00 00

Parking: free

Accessible by Public Transport: 1 mile from Trehafod station


  • Baby changing facilitiesBaby changing facilities
  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Credit cards accepted (with charge)Credit cards accepted (with charge)
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Education/study areaEducation/study area
  • 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
  • Picnic sitePicnic site
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Regional Tourist Board MemberRegional Tourist Board Member
  • Welcome HostWelcome Host
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Facilities for conferencingFacilities for conferencing
  • Facilities for corporate hospitalityFacilities for corporate hospitality
  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
  • Mobility Accessibility FacilitiesMobility Accessibility Facilities
  • Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)
  • Smoking not allowedSmoking not allowed

Disabled access with assistance.

Self-Assessed Accessibility Details


  • YesDesignated parking provided for guests with disabilities
    • YesWithin 50 metres approx. of entrance
  • Surface of the car park and pathway leading to entrance is:
    • YesSolid ie tarmac / concrete etc
  • Route from the parking area to the entrance:
    • YesFlat (ie without steps)


  • YesLevel access (no steps/thresholds) or access by ramp or lift to restaurant / cafe
  • YesLevel access (ie no steps or thresholds), or access by ramp or lift to the toilets
  • YesLevel access (ie no steps or thresholds) or access by ramp to a specially adapted toilet for wheelchair users
  • YesGood contrast between the floor and walls
  • YesBaby changing facilities


  • YesEntrance is well lit
  • YesAutomatic door at the main entrance