museums and attractions

Attractions in Wales

Wales was once home to a huge range of industrial activities – coal mining, iron working, slate quarries and the products were moved by railway or canal. It's all here – scenic narrow gauge railways, including the newly-opened Welsh Highland Railway, the National Slate Museum, Big Pit Mining Museum, Blaenavon Ironworks plus lots more. The scenery is great too!

The Steam Heritage Guide includes contact details, opening times and description of preservation and heritage attractions across Wales.

Pembrey Country Park Miniature Railway

Pembrey Country Park, Pembrey, Carmarthenshire/Sir Gaerfyrddin, .

  • Refreshments

Railways / Miniature Railways

Black Mountain Quarries

A4069, Between Llangadog and Upper Brynamman, Brecon Beacons, Carmarthenshire/Sir Gaerfyrddin, .

Other Sites of Interest / Mines / Open Access

Garw Valley Railway

Pontycymer Locomotive Works, Old Station Yard, Pontycymer, Bridgend, Vale of Glamorgan, .

Railways / Heritage Railways

Newport Medieval Ship

Unit 20, Estuary Road , Queensway Meadows Industrial Estate, Newport, Blaenau Gwent, .

  • Refreshments
  • Souvenir Shop

Transport / Maritime

Ceredigion Museum

Coliseum, Terrace Road, Aberystwyth, Cardiganshire/Ceredigion, .

  • Refreshments
  • Souvenir Shop

Other Sites of Interest / Country Life

Llanelli & Mynydd Mawr Railway

Cynheidre, Llanelli, Carmarthenshire/Sir Gaerfyrddin, .

  • Refreshments

Railways / Heritage Railways

Borth Station Museum

Cambrian Terrace, Borth, Cardiganshire/Ceredigion, .

Railways / Railway Museum

Llywernog Mining Museum

The Silver Mountain Experience, llywernog, Ponterwyd, Aberystwyth, Cardiganshire/Ceredigion, .

  • Refreshments
  • Souvenir Shop

Other Sites of Interest / Mines

Bridgend Miniature Railway

Fountain Road (opposite the Nature Reserve), Aberkenfig, Bridgend, Bridgend, .

  • Refreshments

Railways / Miniature Railways

Swansea Museum

Victoria Road, The Maritime Quarter, Swansea, Swansea, .

  • Souvenir Shop

Other Sites of Interest / Museums & Steam Centres

Swansea Bus Museum

Unit 2, Viking Way, Winch Wen Industrial Estate, Swansea, Swansea, .

Transport / Road

Robert Owen Museum

The Cross, Broad Street, Newtown, Powys, .

Other Sites of Interest / Industrial

The Old Station, Tintern

The Old Station, Tintern, Monmouthshire/Sir Fynwy, .
Tel: 01291 689 566.

  • Refreshments
  • Souvenir Shop

Railways / Railway Museum

Rhiw Valley Light Railway

Lower House Farm, Manafon, Nr Welshpool, Powys, .

  • Refreshments

Railways / Heritage Railways

Carew Cheriton Control Tower

Carew Airfield, Carew, Pembrokeshire/Sir Benfro, .

Transport / Aircraft

Copper Kingdom Centre

The Copper Kingdom Centre, Amlwch Port, Anglesey/Sir Fon, .

  • Souvenir Shop

Other Sites of Interest / Mines

Sail Loft

The Copper Kingdom Centre, Amlwch Port, Anglesey/Sir Fon, .

  • Refreshments

Transport / Maritime

Aber Valley Heritage Museum

Gwern Avenue, Senghenydd, Caerphilly, Cardiff, .

  • Refreshments
  • Souvenir Shop

Other Sites of Interest / Mines

Llangollen Wharf

Wharf Hill, Llangollen, Denbighshire/Sir Ddinbych, .

  • Refreshments

Other Sites of Interest / Inland Waterways

Pontcysyllte Aqueduct

Trevor Wharf, Llangollen Canal, Trevor, Denbighshire/Sir Ddinbych, .

Open Access

Newport Transporter Bridge

Stephenson Street, Newport, Monmouthshire/Sir Fynwy, .

  • Souvenir Shop

Transport / Road

Dylife Lead Mines

Off B4518, Machynlleth, Dylife, Powys, .

Open Access

Pont y Cafnau

Cyfarthfa, Merthyr Tydfil, Merthyr Tydfil, .

Open Access

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