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Address: Blaenafon, Blaenavon NP4 9XP, Wales
Phone Number: +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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Spur of the moment visit 3 years ago

A life changing experience - one of the best tourist experiences I have had. The mine has been preserved as it was during its working life and the visit is both thought provoking... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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Forres, United Kingdom

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Forres, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

A life changing experience - one of the best tourist experiences I have had. The mine has been preserved as it was during its working life and the visit is both thought provoking and moving. Ex miner guides portrayed a vivid picture of life down the mine and its history, conveyed with good humour (probably developed as a necessary part... More 

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Berkshire, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We found Big Pit to be a fascinating and very informative visit. Our guide was superb and extremely knowledgeable. I really recommend doing the underground tour if you can manage it. If you are tall then be prepared to walk around in a ducked position for most of the time - but this just added to the fun for us.... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We have just returned from a weekend away in Wales with a large group of friends. We didn’t really know what to expect however we were pleasantly surprised by the organisation of it all and the fact that it was free. The welcoming and vibrant coal miners bring the place alive! Highly recommend visiting the Big Pit! On behalf of... More 

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

If you want to add to your bucket list, then, this is a must to do.excellent tour, humorous tour guide free admission,£3.00 to park car all day. The tour lasts about 50 minutes but if you are claustrophobic this may not suit. But there on top attractions that are worth the visit on their own.i will not describe the tour... More 

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Kentucky
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4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We visited the Big Pit Coal Museum because we were looking for something to do on a rainy day in November. It was an outstanding experience, worth the trip. We stayed about 3 hours but did not do some of the outside activities because of the rain. There is a lot of walking but times when you can sit and... More 

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Ebbw Vale, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Most of the Welshmen in my family went down the mines, in some cases all their working lives. This small taste of what they dealt with, all day every day is an essential window into how they lived. I used to work in an office where people used to say they worked hard (And within the realm of office work... More 

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Guildford, UK
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Went on a freezing cold grey Sunday and the whole place looked very atmospheric. Standing waiting to go down the pit shaft in the cage wearing my hard hat and miners lamp I suddenly felt a bit nervous, but once you are down there it is totally fascinating. The visit is made all the more interesting and personal by being... More 

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Brighton and Hove, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

This was an unexpected experience. It wasn't only really really interesting but also very moving. Our guide made the whole experience come to life with his passion and stories. I totally recommend it.

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Rockingham, Australia
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15 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The Big Pit is a must do if in area, free entry and parking was cheap there is a donation spot and your visit is well worth a generous donation. The underground tour is informative and guide made it fun. The tunnels get low at some points but everyone has a helmet with lamp. Even if you do not like... More 

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Melrose, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Excellent museum.Lots to see.Ex-miner guides make the experience-great guys.SO interesting.Lots of information given in a non-stuffy way.

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