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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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A new found respect for miners & their families

After a day of hiking we were looking for something 'alternative ' for our rest day. We visited The Big Pit and we're not sure what to expect. This is a fantastic experience... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

After a day of hiking we were looking for something 'alternative ' for our rest day. We visited The Big Pit and we're not sure what to expect. This is a fantastic experience, the trip underground is a must, taken down by ex miners who explain the workings of a mine and in a soft Welsh accent you gain a... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

I originally went to this place at the end of 2014! When I went to wales and it was great they were closing it down but then went last year and it was still there! Went around September time it was so good fun! I love this place! Great for photos and recommend to people! 😊

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Thank Harri7659
Devon, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

A great place to visit, the guide & staff were ex-miners. I think, all friendly and interesting to listen to. Visit underground was an experience which we enjoyed. Free entry but would be worth paying for!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Been to Big Pit several times - this time we went a group and this group included European visitors. The underground tour was great and there were lots of opportunities to ask questions but some visitors found it tiring but they still really enjoyed it. Great lunch of cawl in the canteen - but those little metal teapots are dreadful... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I spent a great day at the Big Pit- every effort has been made to make this museum accessible- I could even go down into the coal mine. A strong companion is needed to get to the top exhibition- but there is a top car park- I just wanted to burn off a few calories! Staff so helpful & welcoming... More 

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

A great day organised by Gayle and Chris of the "The Workers Gallery" in Ynyshir and accompanied by the prominent Sculptor Toobe Malb and his PR assistant Carol from Norway, who , like the party enjoyed a wonderful afternoon on a dismal grey day at Blaenavon Toobe Mal is currently exhibiting his wonderful sculptures at the Workers Gallery (See Toobe's... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a great time visiting the big pit. The trip down the pit was amazing and the knowledgeable guide really brought it to life and was so friendly. Definitely not your average museum, everyone should visit!!

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

This is a free museum with a small parking fee of £3.00 for all day parking. This is ideal with other attractions within walking distance. We had a great time with our tour guide Wayne who was funny and had great knowledge. The highlight is the underground tour but there is a lot of other exhibits to enjoy also. Due... More 

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Worcestershire, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited for the morning, friendly staff. Great tour with a great guide. Would definitely recommend. Free entry, just £3 parking.

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Taunton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I cant get over what a fabulous day we had here and it was free entry! My family and I loved the underground tour and exhibitions. All the staff were fantastic, very friendly and great with kids. Highly recommended. This was probably the best day of our holiday by a mile.

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