Due to the current Coronavirus outbreak, many attractions are delaying their 2020 season until at least early July and event organisers are cancelling or postponing their events. There will be no public events until early July at the latest.

While we will try to update the information on this site as much as possible, we cannot guarantee to have all the information we would like. Therefore we urge you to check the latest information on the attraction or event’s website or Facebook pages, and to contact them before travelling to avoid disappointment.

Big Pit National Coal Museum

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

Reopening 1st September. Visit website for details and advance booking.


  • By Bus: 30


  • Parking
  • Refreshments
  • Souvenir Shop
  • Part disabled access

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