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Blaenavon Community Museum

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Address: 101 High Street | Blaenavon Workmen's Hall, Blaenavon NP4 9PT, Wales
Phone Number:
+44 1495 790991
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Mon - Tue 10:00 - 16:00
Thu - Fri 10:00 - 16:00
Sat 10:00 - 13:00

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The place to go for informative social history in Blaenavon

A community museum full of memorabilia associated with people's lives in Blaenavon. We had an unexpected private tour first then were left to explore further. Our guide's... read more

Reviewed 10 April 2017
Chichester, United Kingdom
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Derby, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 17 April 2017

Don't waste your time walking up here. It is not open. The climb is steep and there is nothing to see here. The information now seems to have been moved to the Heritage Centre.

Thank Sam3314
Chichester, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
Reviewed 10 April 2017

A community museum full of memorabilia associated with people's lives in Blaenavon. We had an unexpected private tour first then were left to explore further. Our guide's grandfather had originally walked to Blaenavon from Bristol in order to work in the area. Lots of anecdotes were offered of Blaenavon's past. Our guide showed us for example a school exercise book... More 

Thank greg743
South West England, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 24 October 2016

My husband an I spent this morning at the Cordell Museum which is now housed at The Former Working Mens Institute in Blaenavon. On our arrival we were warmly welcomed and guided through the room dedicated to Alexander Cordell,our main reason for our visit. We gradually made our way further into the building to the local museum which was fascinating... More 

Thank Sheila L
Blaenavon, United Kingdom
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42 reviews
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Reviewed 18 September 2016

visit this clean friendly café at least twice a month. always have a delicious salad - choice of ham, tuna, cheese, chicken or hard boiled eggs (6 halves) served with hot potatoes, it is excellent. my friend has the full English breakfast with toast and coffee. both priced at £4.95. if weather permits sit outside with beautiful views over the... More 

Thank angie j
St Albans, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 3 May 2016

On a Bank Holiday Monday we stopped in this museum, it cost just £2. For that price you get a guided tour enabling us to understand why the museum was there, what it contained and some of the stories. There is also a cinema and theatre. This is the sort of museum that must thrive in today's modern world.

3 Thank Eddie M
Cwmbran, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 17 March 2016

The museum has now settled into the workmen's hall and gives the history of Blaenafon. The room in which Alexander Cordel wrote his books and seeing all the books he wrote on display is worth seeing. The guides also show you around the hall and tell you it's history. There is a small entrance charge of £2.

Thank roscwmbran
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31 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 20 December 2015 via mobile

May the Heritage museum has been closed while they re locate it to the Workmanship Hall opposite St Peters Church and the World Heritage Centre. The museum will open in Early 2016 and will prove to be as exciting and informative as before. Suitable for people of all ages.

2 Thank Susan F
Blaenavon, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
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Reviewed 12 September 2015

Absolutly brilliant and flows with history. Big pit was excellent and the ironworks is where the Bessemer steel process was invented

1 Thank Bmwm4asj
South Wales
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106 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 October 2014

This is just a small museum but still very interesting especially if you are a fan of Alexander Cordell

2 Thank GeneGenie1950
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4 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 12 October 2014

industrial is so recent and can almost have a tangible quality to it. the ideal that people were just there before you working and living there. there is a sense of realism.

1 Thank herculesmonmouth

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