A STEP INTO A RURAL PARADISE
Industrial heritage in the heart of nature. South Wales Miners' Museum offers a superb day out for the whole family to enjoy
ENJOY THE GREAT OUTDOORS
Our outdoor exhibits include a working Blacksmiths forge, Steam locomotive and winding engine. Perfect for visitors of any age.
THE REIGN OF 'KING COAL'
Our extensive collection will give your a taste of what life was like when 'King Coal' ruled South Wales. Everything from Pit Ponies to safety lamps.
COULD YOU BE A MINER?
Come and enjoy a tour from our volunteer ex-miners and find out what life underground was really like.
Find yourselves being taken on an historical journey back in time and experience a unique visit with a guided tour with an Coal Miner. We kindly ask visitors to book a visit via telephone or email and you will be provided with a dedicated time slot on the date you request a visit. Walk in visits are also available each day for those who arrive at the museum. We do advise everyone to check our social media pages and website for all updates on museum opening times as occasionally we may need to close our exhibits at short notice.
Car parking is Pay & Display operated by Neath Port Talbot Council
Groups are advised to book in advance by contacting the Museum.
Schools by arrangement only.
We look forward to welcoming you !
Booking A Visit
Senior Citizens £2
Children Under 5: FREE!
Open Tuesday to Saturday
Time -10.00 to 15:00
Sunday & Monday - CLOSED
Please check our events blog for changes
Audio guides are available free of charge in both Welsh and English to take you on a step-by-step tour of the museum. Additional hand-turn powered audio features, in both Welsh and English, are also housed within both the Engine House and the Lamp Room
Please let us know in advance if you have any special requirements. We will endeavour to do all we can to meet your needs.
Access around the Museum and the Visitor Centre is suitable for wheelchair users. Disabled toilets are located in front of the museum entrance. If you need more information please contact us for further advice.
How to find us
South Wales Miners' Museum is located within the Afan Forest Park Visitor Centre at Cynonville, Port Talbot, SA13 3HG
Additional facilities at the park include an on-site cafe, campsite, plus extensive hiking, biking, Afan Valley Bike Shop, and heritage trails. For more information about those facilities, visit afanforestpark.co.uk