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Blaenavon Ironworks

North Street, Blaenavon NP4 9RN, Wales
+44 1495 792615
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Historical Free Day Out!

I visited the Blaenavon Heritage Centre just down the hill from the Ironworks first which was... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
SouthWalesWelshy
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South Wales
Great place to go to entertain kids cost free

The kids love this place. Exploring all the old houses and at no cost. Great way to spend a couple... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
jezthomas74
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The most complete surviving early ironworks anywhere in the world. Established in the late eighteenth century, Blaenavon Ironworks was one of the leading Welsh ironworks and played a key role in the technological development of the iron industry during the Industrial Revolution.Under the care of Cadw and free to all visitors, Blaenavon Ironworks boasts remains of all of the key physical attributes used for the Iron making process, alongside original refurbished workers cottages. Fused with modern day interpretation, the site offers visitors a unique insight into the working and social aspects of industrial life in the 19th century.The Ironworks was also the setting for the award-winning BBC television series Coal House and Coal House at War.
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  • Very good30%
  • Average4%
  • Poor0%
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“the cottages” (66 reviews)
“audio points” (7 reviews)
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Hours Today: 10:00 - 17:00
LOCATION
North Street, Blaenavon NP4 9RN, Wales
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+44 1495 792615
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"the cottages"
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"different eras"
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"audio points"
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"different periods"
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"well worth a visit"
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"big pit"
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"industrial revolution"
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"free entry"
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"showing how"
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"couple of hours"
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"living conditions"
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"interesting place"
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"sound effects"
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"small shop"
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"interesting visit"
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"step back in time"
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Reviewed 3 days ago

I visited the Blaenavon Heritage Centre just down the hill from the Ironworks first which was really interesting, then went up to the Ironworks. Had a lovely welcome on arrival at reception and a volunteer called Mike introduced himself and gave me a very interesting...More

Thank SouthWalesWelshy
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The kids love this place. Exploring all the old houses and at no cost. Great way to spend a couple of hours on a Sunday afternoon.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Brilliant visit and my wife was able to get around on her mobility scooter. The audio visual presentation was excellent and atmospheric. The cottages were very interesting and my wife was able to get off her scooter and see inside. A fascinating slice of history.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited after we went to the big pit as they were so close together great few hours out and enjoyed looking at where the coal house was filmed will be returning again in the summer holidays with my family

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely place to visit Free entry a Tea room there is a guide here on a Sunday hes very good and works for free not far from Big Pit a good day out

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Small but interesting place - particularly the miners cottages. We arrived mid tour so tagged on the end to hear much science behind the furnace etc The viewing point was great and a tad scary!

Thank DaisySorbet
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Reviewed 10 June 2018

We called here by chance on a sunny week day , and what a find. My fathers family are from Blaenavon , I visited regularly when growing up. I particularly enjoyed the stone cottages through the eras and a glimpse into the industrial work of...More

Thank MorgyGwent
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Reviewed 3 June 2018

We've driven past many times, and never visited as we thought it would be boring, but it wasn't. Despite the interactive display not working properly, the steward brought the place to life for us, and the cottages-through-the-ages were interesting for young & old alike. I...More

Thank Jon M
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Reviewed 27 May 2018

What a great heritage site, being welsh and seeing what it was like living in small houses back in those days was a real privilege! As you walk into the site there is a small reception,where if you have any old wares you can donate...More

Thank gemjam_12
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Reviewed 26 May 2018 via mobile

Following our visit to Big Pit, we came back the following week to visit the ironworks. A place of huge significance in the industrial revolution, this is a great place to bring history to life. The cottages are a must see, which allowed my young...More

Thank catherinepL5594DJ
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Kevin B
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Dear Kevin, Allow me to express my surprise for the idea. Frankly, I cannot imagine where on the site, either sheltered or in open air, any event like a wedding banquet or similar could be carried out, provided the premise... More
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