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Address: Blaenafon, Blaenavon NP4 9XP, Wales
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+44 29 2057 3650
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Take a unique underground tour of a real coalmine, where hundreds of men,...

Take a unique underground tour of a real coalmine, where hundreds of men, women and children once worked to extract the precious mineral that stoked furnaces and lit the household fires of the world.

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We took the underground tour and went 300m below ground and was shown around part of the 'pit' by an excellent tour guide name Rob. There where quite a few kids on the tour and he... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
Emma-May91
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Bristol, United Kingdom

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We took the underground tour and went 300m below ground and was shown around part of the 'pit' by an excellent tour guide name Rob. There where quite a few kids on the tour and he made it really fun for them as well as answering any questions the adults had. The tour was so interesting and there is so... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Third time I've visited Big Pit. Never disappointed. Free to enter. The guides doing the underground tours are all excellent and give a real insight into the workings of the mine. The museum is really interesting and full of stories of coal mining in Wales. It's an amazing piece of Welsh history and heritage.

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Thank Daniel O
Bristol, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

A great day out to see a coal mine that closed not so long ago. The underground tour is led by ex-miners who really engage the children in the tour. Well recommended and free!

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Thank hamburg103a
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Totally free trip and an excellent experience. A great 50 minutes, 300ft below ground. Turning all lights off and being left in the complete darkness for a few seconds was really eerie. The ex- miners gave lots of information and answered questions. Family friendly and we all enjoyed it even our boy who is scared of the dark and is... More 

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Thank TrudieIan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We visited on a Saturday afternoon and thoroughly enjoyed the experience! It's free for the underground tour but there is a small car parking charge of £3. The tour lasted around 50 minutes and was taken by a very knowledgeable and funny guide! We would definitely return! Great day out!

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Really enjoyable couple of hours going down the 90 metre lift then exploring various tunnels before walking walking down further to the big bottom 120 metres below the surface. The tour guide gave a real factual insight into life for pit workers 200 years ago and he was funny too! Looked around the museum afterwards which showed many artefacts and... More 

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Braintree, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited the Big Pit today. It is a must do if you come to South Wales on holiday. There is a fantastic tour of the mine 300ft below the ground. Russel our guide had a brilliant knowledge of the pit and how it was worked. If you wish to experience total darkness this is the place. We were taken... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We were told about this attraction by the owner of the B&B we were staying at, it sounded interesting so we thought we would give it a visit, and boy did it way exceed out expectations. Big Pit is totally free to visit and is outstanding. We got to travel underground in the old pit shaft lift wearing helmets, lights... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The Big Pit is one of the best museums that we have ever been to. It was a former working coal mine and your tour guide is a former miner. Entry is free but there is a nominal charge for the car park. You get to go down the mine in the cage that was used by the miners. We... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We have taken our three Grandchldren to Big Pit Boys aged 11 & 9 and an 8 year old Grandaughter, they were all captivated by the pit, pithead baths and museum. None of them had seen coal and could'nt quite understand how much we had used it. The guide who took us throgh the pit was excellent as were all... More 

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