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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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I live an hour away and have only now been here. Had a tour down the mine and the guide was very informative. walked all around the site afterwards and thoroughly enjoyed the... read more

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Bridgend, United Kingdom
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Reviewed yesterday NEW

I live an hour away and have only now been here. Had a tour down the mine and the guide was very informative. walked all around the site afterwards and thoroughly enjoyed the whole experience. Its £3 to park the car but everything else if free. Well worth the parking fee.

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Midhurst,West Sussex
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

A true gem of a museum - where the stories and memories of every miner will hopefully be kept alive forever. Many thanks for a wonderful experience.

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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Took our grandson to Big Pit this morning,we had a really good time.£3.00 to park the car,no admission charges,within 5 minutes of arriving,a tour guide kitted us out with a safety helmet,complete with light and battery pack and our tour began.Our guide gave us a very comprehensive and informative guide,involved our grandson and gave us a very enjoyable tour.I would... More 

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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

If only for the underground tour - going down in the "cage" and seeing the tunnels was really interesting. Excellent tour guide, ex-miner, explaining everything.

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Blaenavon, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago 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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Reviewed 4 days ago 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 5 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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Reviewed 5 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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Reviewed 1 week ago 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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Reviewed 1 week ago 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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