Blaenavon World Heritage Centre

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Blaenavon formed part of the birthplace of the Industrial Revolution, where coal was dug and iron was formed. You can still see countless physical reminders and remains which allow you to trace the development of the Industrial Revolution.

At the Centre you can browse the traditional displays and videos that illustrate the extraordinary history of the area and you can delve deeper into the history of Blaenavon by using interactive touch screens to explore a range of topics, including standards of living, geology, transport systems and World Heritage.

Attractions within the site include:

Big Pit National Coal Museum of Wales
Blaenavon Ironworks
Blaenafon Community Heritage & Cordell Museum
Pontypool & Blaenavon Railway
Monmouthshire & Brecon Canal
Blaenafon Cheddar Company and Mountain Tours

For further information on these attractions, as well as other information on the World Heritage Site, contact the Tourist Information Centre, located at Blaenavon Ironworks, Telephone number: (01495) 792615.

Visitor Centre

The perfect place to begin a visit to the Blaenavon World Heritage Site is the Blaenavon World Heritage Centre. Tourist Information Centre staff will introduce visitors to the many attractions in the area.

The centre also offers specialised education provision for schools, a research facility and state of the art conference facilities

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Facilities

Accessibility

  • Disabled access
  • Disabled toilets

Catering

  • On-site catering
  • Picnic site

Groups

  • Facilities for educational visits

Meeting, Conference & Wedding Facilities

  • Facilities for conferencing

Property Facilities

  • Gift shop

Target Markets

  • Accepts groups
  • Coach parties accepted

Map & Directions

Road Directions

Follow signs for Big Pit National Mining Museum of Wales.You will enter Blaenavon World Heritage Site before you get to Big Pit.

Blaenavon World Heritage Centre

Type:Heritage Centre

Church Road, Blaenavon, Torfaen, NP4 9AE

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Tel01495 742333

Opening Times

* Closed Mondays

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