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Rhondda Heritage Park

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Well worth visiting

Wanted to visit here as my ancestors worked in the coal mines in the Rhondda Valley, so figured it... read more

Reviewed 5 weeks ago
Ewan B
An insightful tour about the mining industry. A must see!

We arrived when it first opened, eagerly wanting to learn about the mining industry. Our tour guide... read more

Reviewed 13 October 2018
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Rhondda Heritage Park is situated on the former Lewis Merthyr Colliery, once a thriving coal mine now preserved as a tourist attraction. With a brand new museum and Italian themed cafe for 2017, plus added experiences on the Black Gold Experience...more
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Coedcae Road | Trehafod, Pontypridd, Cardiff CF37 2NP, Wales
+44 1443 682036
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We traveled over an hour to visit the Rhondda Heritage Park only to be told when we arrived that the only thing we were allowed to see was the exhibition inside. We were refused entry to everything else because they were getting ready for a...More

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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Wanted to visit here as my ancestors worked in the coal mines in the Rhondda Valley, so figured it was a good place to start learning. The tours are on the hour, so we managed to get the 1pm tour. There were 7 of us...More

2  Thank Ewan B
Reviewed 13 October 2018 via mobile

We arrived when it first opened, eagerly wanting to learn about the mining industry. Our tour guide Graham, an ex-miner for 20 years, was articulate, personable, and very informative. He brought alive the daily perils encountered by miners in various jobs and explained changes in...More

Thank estela50
Reviewed 2 October 2018

We travelled over 85 miles one way especially to visit this historic site, as it was advertised as "free site Entry" on 22nd of September as part of CADW "Open Doors" When we arrived we were told free entry to the site, but underground tours...More

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ScottT2886, Manager at Rhondda Heritage Park, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi, Sorry to hear your experience was not what you had expected when you visited on 22nd September 2018. As advertised our site is indeed free to visit and this included the Black Gold Exhibition upstairs in the visitors centre, The periodic shops in the...More

Reviewed 28 August 2018

We visited for Christmas last year and it was very impressive. Children had a great time and it was a brilliant insight into the past. Recommended

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Reviewed 23 August 2018 via mobile

We decided to take our 2 grandsons on a afternoon visit to Rhondda Heritage park, it is easy to find in the village of Porth, it is free entry and parking, in the main building there is a cafe, a shop selling souvenirs, there is...More

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Reviewed 22 August 2018

Finally got around to visiting this attraction with our Grandson today. Nice museum very explanatory exhibits about the mining villages of the Rhondda and surrounding area. Nice little cafe to have some lunch although the menu was basic. Piano situated nearby seemed to be an...More

Thank StephenH2760
Reviewed 16 August 2018 via mobile

Now this was just fantastic- we didn’t know what to expect when we went in- we opted for the tour with an ex miner- it was fantastic and very informative- also emotional. Real history not to long ago bought to real life by those in...More

Thank sarah f
Reviewed 15 August 2018

It's not the Big Pit, but still gives a great insight into the tough life miners had and we got to learn a lot about the conditions and running of a mine. Graham, ex miner now tour guide, was a font of knowledge and his...More

Thank SCS
Reviewed 7 August 2018 via mobile

I can’t tell you how impressed my son and I were with the tour given by an ex miner that worked at the mine on Sunday. We were both amazed with the history and it was brilliantly presented. Museum history was informative and we really...More

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27 May 2018|
Response from ScottT2886 | Property representative |
Hi, yes Rhondda Heritage Park is open on Bank Holiday Monday. The tours are suitable for a mixture of age groups however you are unable to take a pushchair through the underground experience. It is dark in some areas but the... More
4 September 2017|
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Response from majnz | Reviewed this property |
14 miles if you are driving
David N
3 April 2017|
Response from catrynj | Reviewed this property |
I don't think the actual tour in the mine is wheelchair accessible. Quite a few steps and the surface is not even inside the actual mine. There is a visitors centre and shop which is wheelchair accessible and I believe... More