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Address: Blaenafon, Blaenavon NP4 9XP, Wales
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09:30 - 17:00
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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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An excellent day out, a unique experience. Our visit to the pit (300 feet down) was both an educational and emotional experience Our meal in The Miners Canteen, with a... read more

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Minehead, United Kingdom

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Minehead, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed today NEW

An excellent day out, a unique experience. Our visit to the pit (300 feet down) was both an educational and emotional experience Our meal in The Miners Canteen, with a magnificent view of the hills, of Pork and Leek Sausages with Chips and Peas was most enjoyable. All attractions were very interesting and well signed. The staff, especially the ex... More 

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Merthyr Tydfil, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

We went here with our 5 and 8 year old kids and all had a really good day out. The guided tour down the mine was the best part and our tour guide Robin was absolutely brilliant. We had several nationalities on our tour and he dealt with it well, and was brilliant with the kids. He put everything across... More 

Thank Neil034
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

An amazing day for us today. Only downfall was we couldn't go down to the out as we had two young children but we knew this before going as it was in the website. Friendly staff and lots of info. Will definitely go again

Thank MrsJ_Rust
Solihull, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We went down the pit in the cage, wearing a helmet and headlight.The guide was brilliant and was a natural with the youngsters and being retired miner,very knowledgeable. We enjoyed the whole experience. I would say that if you have back problems then give it some thought as a lot of it has low roof levels so you are bent... More 

Thank Peter F
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Wonderful experience, wonderful guides very helpful, you learn a lot and so do the children, put on non slip shoes and warm clothes it can get a little cold

1 Thank Hilda W
Oxford, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

What a great place, a trip down the coal mine in the lift and the great experience of the tour guide. We were dressed like the miners with our hats etc and learnt so much from how it was back in the mining days! Our guide Robin was brilliant, full of knowledge and experience, he made the tour worth while.

2 Thank Sarah, Oxford, England
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This is a fantastic place - especially going down the pit in the cage and having a tour underground of a real former coal mine. The former miners, who act as guides, are knowledgeable, real and fun. They also have a great way of reassuring the more nervous visitors that everything will be fine. Our 6 year old was nervous... More 

Thank Alex P
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Lots to see and many personal stories told. Tours are by ex minors. Be sure to visit the pit head baths and the king coal tunnel too.

1 Thank Runragged2
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Really enjoyed going to the big pit. The tour guides were very welcoming and friendly. They were very informative and answered all our questions. The big pit is free entry but it is £3 to park. There is a cafe there, with food, hot and cold snacks. The view is amazing and is lovely just to sit and have a... More 

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

A really enjoyable and eye-opening experience, very well presented and educational. It also shows with great clarity the loss suffered by South Wales miners and their families, when this industry was shut down despite sitting on another 100 years of coal stocks. The Big Pit is so much more than a museum, it is a window on the soul of... More 

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