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Blaenavon Community Museum

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Heritage museum

Excellent, really enjoyed our visit. Extremely interesting and informative. Well worth a visit and... read more

Reviewed 18 June 2018
kathy w
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Swansea County, United Kingdom
An informative visit

We visited after checking out the other sites in Blaenavon and it lived up to our expectations. The... read more

Reviewed 26 April 2018
Bernadette R
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Cwmbran, United Kingdom
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“local history”(2 reviews)
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101 High Street | Blaenavon Workmen's Hall, Blaenavon NP4 9PT, Wales
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Most Helpful Positive Review
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...More

3  Thank Eddie M
Most Helpful Critical Review
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.

1  Thank Sam3314
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Reviewed 22 September 2018

There is no doubt that the volunteers here are awesome. Knowledgeable, passionate and well-informed, but the sad reality is that we were charged two pounds each for entry and it isn't really worth it. Most museums in Wales are free, including the enormous St Fagans...More

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Reviewed 18 June 2018

Excellent, really enjoyed our visit. Extremely interesting and informative. Well worth a visit and it's free!

Thank kathy w
Reviewed 26 April 2018 via mobile

We visited after checking out the other sites in Blaenavon and it lived up to our expectations. The volunteer staff were very enthusiastic and keen to impart their local knowledge.

Thank Bernadette R
Reviewed 12 February 2018

thisisthe place to meet local experts [ as a univresity academic, I have always maintainedththe best source s of learning is "on the ground' from thepeople who love witthethe ' knoeledge here in terms of local history is the trruededication of te local enthusiastto help...More

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Reviewed 24 November 2017

what a great experince the guide was amazing and so knowledgable we had a guided tour of the museum and learned so much

Thank rita W
Reviewed 17 August 2017

Blaenavon Community Museum is well worth a visit. The Workmen's Hall is a wonderful place to visit to.

Thank angie j
Reviewed 28 July 2017

We called in by accident and was shown around the museum £2 charge by a most enthusiastic guide who had lived and worked in Blaenavon all his life The workmen's hall that the museum is housed is also a piece of history that once held...More

1  Thank Silward2013
Reviewed 25 July 2017

Even a local lady was unaware that there was a museum about 100 yards from where she was standing. The Workmen's Hall has it's own fascinating history being built using the already meagre wages of the miners and others within the town. It's a considerable...More

1  Thank cgaw14
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.

1  Thank Sam3314
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...More

Thank greg743
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