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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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Decided to visit here on our way to The Brecon Beacons and we are so glad we did. Wasn't sure what to expect, but it was one of the most thought provoking "attractions" I've ever... read more

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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57 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Decided to visit here on our way to The Brecon Beacons and we are so glad we did. Wasn't sure what to expect, but it was one of the most thought provoking "attractions" I've ever been to. Interesting displays and simulations, but the highlight was being taken into the mine by our ex miner guide. He really brought the miners'... More 

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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35 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Saw this place on the map on way home from Devon to Liverpool, so glad we stopped by. Fascinating to learn all about the history of the coal mine, the tour down the mine was great and the guide as an ex miner was very knowledgeable as well as friendly and entertaining. So much to see here and well worth... More 

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Thank 32Lilly17
Oxford, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We visited here with x2 5 year olds and had an absolutely fantastic day out The underground tour was spot on - thoroughly enjoyed by adults & children alike The guys running the tours were really good entertainment and made the visit Considering that this is a free attraction I couldn't fault it. We would have happily paid £30-40 for... More 

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Perth, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 279 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The Museum, has everything. Informative and amusing guide, who actually worked in the pit. Original colliery, accessible by " the cage". Well preserved machinery and lots of social history regarding the south Wales coalfield and it's communities. It is free ( you only pay for the car park). Would gladly pay £20 and more for the experience. Thanks to all... More 

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shropshire
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35 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This was truly a great and humbling experience of the work of the miners in South Wales. The underground tour with a group of French school children was fun. Mark our guide , a miner of old could not have been better. He may not have spoken French and their English was limited but what he did for all of... More 

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Somehow sitting behind a desk from 9-5 doesn't seem quite so hard after witnessing (and listening to) the lives of the miners over the last couple of centuries. A fantastic and informative place that should form part of the curriculum in every school. The trip in the cage down to the coal face is a highlight as is the commentary... More 

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Portishead, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Did not know what to expect from a visit here but was so impressed - great museum with artefacts and lots for kids to do. Really brought alive what working in a mine was like. The highlight of the visit was going underground with our guide who had worked at the mine for years as had his father, grandfather and... More 

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Thank PossetGirl1974
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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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Thank reg b
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago 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
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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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