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.
Health & safety is paramount at the museum and we’d like to give our Visitors confidence that their time at the museum is managed effectively and following Welsh Government guidelines.
With COVID-19 rules still in place we kindly ask people to maintain a social distance, wear a mask during your time indoors at the visitor centre and the museum whilst abiding by hand-washing and the use of hand sanitiser.
Signage is up around the museum with guidance and hand sanitiser stations provided throughout the museum.
We reserve the right to refuse entry to those not wearing a face covering without due cause, for example for health and wellbeing reasons, and to those who flout our other safety guidelines.
Booking A Visit
We will be asking visitors to book a visit via telephone and you will be provided with a dedicated time slot on the date you request a visit. When you attend the visitor centre you will be greeted at the entrance by a member of staff and guided to the museum.
Please note , If you just turn up without pre-booking and the museum is occupied by visitors you will be asked to kindly give courtesy and wait until its safe to enter.
Excited to attend???
Our telephone line 01639 851833 will be open from May 25th for all enquiries and bookings.
(Easter to October)
10:00 to 16:00
Tuesday - Sunday
(Including Bank Holidays)
(November to Easter)
10.30 to 15:30
Tuesday to Sunday
(Including Bank Holidays)
How to find us
Senior Citizens / 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 and heritage trails. For more information about those facilities, visit afanforestpark.co.uk
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.
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
Travelling by Car
Our post code is SA13 3HG. Take exit 40 off the M4 then the A4107 off the roundabout signposted Cymmer and Afan Forest Park. Take the left at the mini roundabout then continue for approximately six miles and the Museum is on your right in the Afan Forest Park.
Travelling by Bus
From Bridgend and Maesteg: First Cymru 32 & 36 to Cymmer; connections to Visitor Centre.
From Port Talbot: First Cymru 23 direct to Visitor Centre.
From Neath & Swansea: First Cymru 159 to Pontrhydyfen; connections to Visitor Centre.
Bus information Traveline Cymru
0871 200 22 33
Please let us know in advance if you have any special requirements. We will endeavour to do all we can to meet your needs.
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 851 833 or use our contact form
Groups are advised to book in advance by emailing email@example.com or calling us on 01639 851 833 to ensure tour guides are available