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.

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Cynon Valley Museum & Gallery

Depot Road, Gadlys, Aberdare, Vale of Glamorgan, CF44 8DL.
Tel: 01685 886 729.

  • Car Park
  • Refreshments
  • Souvenir Shop
  • Part disabled access

On the site of the former Gadlys Ironworks. Discover 200 years of the valley history. Housed in the old wagon repair shops. Close by are the remains of…

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Welshpool & Llanfair Light Railway

The Station, Llanfair Caereinion, Welshpool, Powys, SY21 0SF.
Tel: 01938 810 441.

  • Car Park
  • Refreshments
  • Souvenir Shop
  • Part disabled access

This 8-mile long 2ft 6in gauge railway runs from Llanfair Caereinion to Welshpool. Historic original locomotives work alongside preserved steam locomotives…

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Welsh Highland Heritage Railway

Tremadog Road, Porthmadog, Gwynedd, LL49 9DY.
Tel: 01766 513 402.

  • Car Park
  • Refreshments
  • Souvenir Shop
  • Full disabled access

Porthmadog (WHR) to Pen-y-Mount Junction. 1.75 mile round trip – including guided tour of museum – in heritage coaches. Find out about the narrow gauge…

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Bala Lake Railway

The Station, Llanuwchllyn, Gwynedd, LL23 7DD.
Tel: 01678 540 666.

  • Car Park
  • Refreshments
  • Souvenir Shop
  • Part disabled access

The line runs close to Llyn Tegid (Bala Lake) from Llanuwchllyn village to within half-mile of Bala centre giving a nine mile return journey. All trains…

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Penrhyn Quarry Railway

Unit 14, Felin Fawr Industrial Estate, Bethesda, Gwynedd, LL57 4YY.
Tel: 0000.

  • Car Park
  • Souvenir Shop
  • Part disabled access

Offers a delightful 10 minute round trip on the oldest Welsh narrow gauge railway. The train will take you from the industrial estate of Felin Fawr, North…

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Brecon Mountain Railway

Pant Station, Merthyr Tydfil, Merthyr Tydfil, CF48 2DD.
Tel: 01685 722 988.

  • Car Park
  • Refreshments
  • Souvenir Shop
  • Full disabled access

A 1ft 11.5 gauge steam railway, 3.5 miles in length through the Brecon Beacons National Park. Seven steam locomotives and one diesel locomotive.

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Risca Industrial History Museum

Oxford House, Grove Road, Risca, Monmouthshire/Sir Fynwy, NP11 6GN.
Tel: 01633 276 007.

  • Car Park

One of the finest collections of industrial memorabilia in South Wales, including items from the Sirhowy Tramroad and local railways.

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Rhyl Miniature Railway

Marine Lake, Wellington Road, Rhyl, Denbighshire/Sir Ddinbych, LL18 1AQ.
Tel: 01352 759 109.

  • Car Park
  • Refreshments
  • Souvenir Shop
  • Full disabled access

Britain's oldest miniature railway, opened in 1911, and is located at Marine Lake, only a short walk from the new iconic pedestrian bridge Pont y Ddraig.…

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Tacla Taid – Anglesey’s Transport & Agriculture Museum

Tyddyn Pwrpas, Newborough, Anglesey/Sir Fon, LL61 6TN.
Tel: 01248 440 344.

  • Car Park
  • Refreshments
  • Souvenir Shop
  • Full disabled access

Over 100 gleaming classic cars and vehicles from the 1920s onwards. Set in a replica of a 1940s cobbled village street, you can view an assortment of vehicles…

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Learning to make flour at Talgarth Mill

Talgarth Mill

The Mill House, The Square, Talgarth, Powys, LD3 0BW.
Tel: 01874 711 352.

  • Car Park
  • Refreshments
  • Souvenir Shop
  • Full disabled access

Renovated working Flour Mill in the Brecon Beacons National Park. Open for tours, flour sales and milling courses. There is a cafe and bakery on site providing…

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No.4 Edward Thomas ex-Corris Railway locomotive hauling a train towards Brynglas on the Talyllyn Railway.

Talyllyn Railway

Wharf Station, Tywyn, Gwynedd, LL36 9EY.
Tel: 01654 710 472.

  • Car Park
  • Refreshments
  • Full disabled access

A 2ft 3in narrow gauge steam railway running through south Snowdonia, from Tywyn on the coast to Dolgoch Falls, Abergynolwyn and the foot of the slate…

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Teifi Valley Railway

Station Yard, Henllan, Llandysul, Cardiganshire/Ceredigion, SA44 5TD.
Tel: 01559 371 077.

  • Car Park
  • Refreshments
  • Souvenir Shop
  • Part disabled access

A 2ft gauge railway along part of the former GWR branch from Pencader Junction to Newcastle Emlyn. Over 1.75 miles of track has now been laid and both…

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