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Welcome to the website of South Wales Miners' Museum

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Outdoor Area

Our outdoor exhibits include a working blacksmith's forge, steam locomotive, winding engine and Lamp room. Enjoy a great day out for visitors of all ages at South Wales Miners' Museum


The Museum was officially opened in 1976 and was the first mining museum in Wales

Located in the beautiful Afan Valley, just six miles from the town of Port Talbot.

The Museum is one of many attractions to be found in Afan Forest Park.

A registered charity (no. 1102321), the museum is managed by a team of volunteers, dedicated to promoting the proud industrial heritage of the Afan Valley.

Visit the museum and find yourselves being taken on a historical journey back in time. Our knowledgeable guides, or handheld audio tours will take you through the working life of a South Wales miner, and the hardship that both adults and children of the time would endure.


The museum consists of both our detailed indoor "underground tour" and outdoor exhibits, which include a Blacksmith's Shop, Lamp Room and Engine House with a working, scale model steam train!

All admission charges and donations go directly towards the running and maintenance of the museum.

Join us here, in the beautiful Afan Country Park, and explore the fascinating industrial and social heritage of the South Wales valleys.

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