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Address: Blaenafon, Blaenavon NP4 9XP, Wales
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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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This is a unique museum in as much as it was a working mine and the underground tours are conducted by genuine miners - not all from Big Pit, some are from other mines in South... read more

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Blaenavon, United Kingdom
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Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is a unique museum in as much as it was a working mine and the underground tours are conducted by genuine miners - not all from Big Pit, some are from other mines in South Wales. You have to be old enough to carry a battery pack to go underground and not scared of the dark and damp, but... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Have long meant to visit the Big Pit and finally went with my 7 year old son. We both thoroughly enjoyed it with so much of interest. The underground tour was an adventure with a former miner as guide - about an hour including getting kitted out, but there was plenty more in the exhibitions. The separate "King Coal" section... More 

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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Just WOW! Big Pit really is a fantastic day out, very informative for adults and children alike. Friendly staff and lovely food in the canteen. Well done!

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Cwmbran, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We had visited quite often when our children were young but this time we were with our grandchildren. We had a little difficulty finding the Big Pit car park. The staff on reception were most friendly and helpful and as it was quite early in the morning, we only waited ten minutes or so before we started on the underground... More 

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Stratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Kids enjoyed as did we - great day out and educational too. Underground tour is amazing. Never been anywhere like this - something different

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

This is a great day out. Not only is there the visit to the mine and a tour, ours was about 50 minutes, but there are many above ground attractions to visit as well. And, it's frèe.

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Staffordshire, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

What a superb museum! Started with an engaging, funny and informative tour of the mine. The washrooms are well worth a visit The virtual reality exhibition is excellent Well Done !

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Thank Steve A
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7 reviews
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

A great day out. The trip down the mine was great and the kids loved it. The guide was a ex miner who was really engaging and loved to talk about his time and passion for the mines, not a tour guides guide but a real persons Experience of working and growing up a miner, the good times and the... More 

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Thank Dan K
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

So worth a visit! Very child friendly with soft play and crafts for toddlers on for Easter plus kids books in canteen. Volunteers run the site and are miners- very nice friendly chatty people! Loved this day out! Only downside is that they closed the individual buildings half an hour before actual closing time which was very disappointing!!!!!

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Blackwood, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Came for day out with family, our guide Rob was brilliant, got the children involved while telling the history of the mine and kept them and us adults captivated.

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