A STEP INTO A RURAL PARADISE

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

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'

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?

COULD YOU BE A MINER?

Come and enjoy a tour from our volunteer ex-miners and find out what life underground was really like.

Visiting Us

Booking A Visit

Find yourselves being taken on an historical journey back in time and experience a unique visit with a guided tour with an Ex-Coal Miner. 
We 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 occassionally we may need to close our exhibits at short notice.

















For All Enquiries & Bookings
Our telephone line: 01639 851833
Our Email : info@south-wales-miners-museum.co.uk


We look forward to welcoming you !


Opening Times

We encourage all teachers to make a free familiarisation visit to the site as part of educational bookings. If you would like to speak to our Education Officer to arrange a pre-visit, please telephone 01639 851833 or use our contact form.

Groups

Groups are advised to book in advance by emailing info@south-wales-miners-museum.co.uk or calling us on 01639 851833 to ensure tour guides are available

Educational Pre-Visits

Summer Season

(March to October)

 

Time - 10:00 to 16:00

 

Monday - CLOSED

Tuesday & Wednesday OPEN

 

Thursday - OPEN

 

Friday - OPEN 

Saturday & Sunday - OPEN

 

(OPEN Bank Holidays)

Winter Season

(October to March)

 

Time -10.30 to 15:30

Monday - CLOSED

 

Tuesday & Wednesday - OPEN

 

Thursday - CLOSED

 

Friday - OPEN

 

Saturday & Sunday - CLOSED

 

(OPEN Bank Holidays)

Admission

How to find us


Access

Adults: £3
Senior Citizens £2
Children: £2
Children Under 5: FREE!

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

Location

Audio Guides

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

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.

Special Requirements

Please let us know in advance if you have any special requirements. We will endeavour to do all we can to meet your needs.