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Big Pit: National Coal Museum

Open today: 09:30 - 17:00
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Amazing and informative, a brilliant morning out!!

Well worth a visit, the guide that took us down to the coal face was a miner who used to work there... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Lynn M
Excellent, educational, and entertaining

We were very impressed by the Big Pit. There are various areas to see in addition to the real... read more

Reviewed yesterday
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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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Blaenafon, Blaenavon NP4 9XP, Wales
+44 29 2057 3650
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Reviewed yesterday

Well worth a visit, the guide that took us down to the coal face was a miner who used to work there before it was closed down. Nothing quite like getting the story from someone who worked it and is still so passionate about it!...More

Thank Lynn M
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We were very impressed by the Big Pit. There are various areas to see in addition to the real underground experience, and the food in the ‘canteen’ was also good. Easily enough to keep a family - we had a 6 yr old and a...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago

absolute brilliant visit and the minor Ian who took us underground very knowledgable and great sense of humour the condition these men worked in was horrendous suppose it was men where real men just got on with it a really good place to visit and...More

1  Thank janeady
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Have just surfaced from the underground tour of the Big Pit with ex miner Robert who was a fantastic guide, very knowledgeable and funny with it! Hard to imagine having to work in those conditions - men, women, children and horses all 300ft underground for...More

Thank denni63
Reviewed 3 days ago

Very interesting and informative. Definitely well worth a visit. 90 minute underground tour as well as many things to look at above the ground. Don't like the Welsh habit of having an attraction right out in the middle of nowhere and charging for the car...More

1  Thank Wartznall
Reviewed 4 days ago

This is a first class place to visit and it was well worth a fiver apiece donation. It was an unbelievable experience from the start, getting kitted out, going down the shaft, and then along the actual coal surface. It was very easy to see...More

Thank MRK24
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

This is definitely a place to visit whether or not you have any knowledge of ,or interest in, mining The lads who greeted us to kit us out and tell us about what to expect were friendly, funny, interesting and informative and one even showed...More

Thank netandalan
Reviewed 5 days ago

We were unsure what to expect and finding the canteen (restaurant) was our first challenge. However, that was a pleasant surprise and our baked potatoes were excellent a very good value. We then decided on the tour and bought 2 "free" tickets deciding not to...More

1  Thank John H
Reviewed 1 week ago

The underground experience is amazing. Our guide, Mark, was so friendly, funny and informative. Well worth a visit. We spent half a day here. Loved every minute of it. £3 for the car park. Entrance FREE.

2  Thank Wendy W
Reviewed 1 week ago

Amazing tour from start to finish, we were fortunate enough to be guided by tic tac man, blowed if I can remember his name, he made the history come to life and with a wicked sense of humour too. Tours handled very efficiently. Lots to...More

1  Thank lynne j
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Jim D
19 March 2018|
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Response from anthony g | Reviewed this property |
Yes they do
17 March 2018|
Response from Graham W | Reviewed this property |
Honestly don’t know, suggest you ring the Museum.
6 August 2017|
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Response from Laurie R | Reviewed this property |
I saw lots of canine visitors - and apart from not letting them down into the mine, I'm certain they would be welcomed.