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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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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Porthmadog Maritime Museum

The Harbour, Harbour Station, Porthmadog, Gwynedd, LL49 9LU.
Tel: 01766 512 153.

  • Part disabled access

Situated in the last remaining slate shed on the harbour, has a large collection of artefacts depicting the seafaring activities of the area – the development…

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Sail Loft

The Copper Kingdom Centre, Amlwch Port, Anglesey/Sir Fon, LL68 9HE.
Tel: 01407 830 298.

  • Refreshments
  • Part disabled access

The museum contains a range of displays and artefacts associated with the maritime history of Amlwch Port. It has an unusual sloping floor which it is…

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Newtown Textile Museum

5-7 Commercial Street, Newtown, Powys, SY16 2BL.
Tel: 01938 554 656.

  • Full disabled access

A good example of a 19th century weaving shop. History of the woollen industry in Newtown.

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Parc Tondu Victorian Ironworks

The Engine House, Parc Tondu, Maesteg Road, Tondu, Bridgend, CF32 9TF.
Tel: 01656 722 315.

  • Car Park
  • Souvenir Shop
  • Part disabled access

The best preserved Victorian Ironworks in Wales. Now developed into a heritage park for those wishing to learn more about the importance of the iron making…

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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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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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