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Very helpful volunteers

I wanted to trace my greatfsthers roots and all I knew was his name and how he died in the pits... read more

Reviewed 22 September 2018
London, United Kingdom
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Very interesting potted history of the valley

This place is manned by enthusiastic volunteers. Check the opening times before you go to avoid... read more

Reviewed 31 May 2017
Coulsdon, UK
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High Street,, Blaina, Wales
+44 1495 292025
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Reviewed 22 September 2018 via mobile

I wanted to trace my greatfsthers roots and all I knew was his name and how he died in the pits. The volunteers where so helpful and found the census for me. I found out he was a rider and had been decapitated. They also...More

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Reviewed 31 May 2017

This place is manned by enthusiastic volunteers. Check the opening times before you go to avoid turning up when its shut. Inside are maps, models, archives, historic photos, and exhibits of all kinds. I have relatives who came from Blaina and I traced them and...More

1  Thank cheshire2000
Reviewed 29 July 2016 via mobile

If you are looking for history on Blaina or travelling up the valley this is the place to go. The staff could not have been more helpful their dedication must be applauded. Thank you so much for your help

3  Thank Andrew S
Reviewed 18 May 2016

Excellent heritage centre a must see place . Hundred's of items from years gone by staff polite and very helpful excellent knowledge

2  Thank tine143
Reviewed 27 February 2015

Blaina is a lovely typical Welsh village with hills rising on either side of its High Street. The Heritage Centre is housed in an old historical building above the library. And it is a mine of information on the local area - the musical sounding...More

6  Thank George T
Reviewed 24 January 2015

If you want to discover more about the history of Blaina and Nantyglo then you can not go far wrong with a visit to this museum. They have lots of local artefacts and photos, some great old maps and documents. The experience of visiting this...More

4  Thank ian f
Reviewed 22 January 2015

If you're travelling up the A467 towards Brynmawr then the Heritage Centre is a great place to see some of the local history. There is wheelchair access via a lift and stair lift on the second floor. The maps of the mines in the area...More

2  Thank Ploddingon
Reviewed 19 August 2014

This is a small, one-roomed heritage centre. It is well worth the trip if you have an historical connection to Blaina. My ancestors lived there but the street shown on the census records no longer exists. The staff there were very friendly, knowledgeable & helpful....More

2  Thank Mike E
Reviewed 13 June 2013

Thanks Shirley - your helpful knowledge made our short trip to the Heritage Centre very worthwhile. We were impressed with the breadth of the exhibits, and pleased to find a few photos of streets where our family lived (now demolished). The Heritage Centre isn't especially...More

3  Thank tim99
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