Big Pit National Coal Museum 2024

Standing high on the heather-clad moors of Blaenafon, the museum still retains many features of its former life as a coal mine. The tunnels and buildings that once echoed to the sound of miners, now enjoy the sound of the footsteps and chatter of visitors. This is the only colliery where visitors can journey 300ft underground with a real miner and see what life was like for the thousands of men who worked at the coal face.


Address: Big Pit National Coal Museum Blaenafon Torfaen NP4 9RL

  • Telephone: 0300 111 2333
  • Email: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
  • Website: View website

Open Days & Times

Daily Feb-Nov 0930-1700. Ring for open days for Nov-Jan 2025. Visit website for more details and advance booking.


  • By Bus: 30


  • Parking
  • Refreshments
  • Souvenir Shop
  • Part disabled access

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