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Scary but brilliant experience

Our family guests from Hastings in East Sussex asked to visit Aberfan, then go down a mine. After... read more

Reviewed today
Cardiff, Wales
A "Must" for all the family

We decided to do this after seeing other reviews, despite half the family not really interested in... read more

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Paul G
Haywards Heath, United Kingdom
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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
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Reviewed today

Our family guests from Hastings in East Sussex asked to visit Aberfan, then go down a mine. After viewing the line of children lying in the cemetery just below the road that was built well after the coal tip had slipped and buried 116 infants...More

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Reviewed yesterday

We decided to do this after seeing other reviews, despite half the family not really interested in "museums" & all came out thinking it was one of the best trips out we have had. Going underground is a must, but be prepared for the potential...More

Thank Paul G
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Wow, what a place to visit. You certainly get a great insight and feel about the harshity of the mining industry. Fantastic tour guide who enlightened the tour with knowledge and humour to allow us to experience life deep down in dark and damp tunnels....More

Thank Damon P
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

This was an excellent attraction. Our ex-mining guide, Steve educated us on the proud history, mateship and immensely difficult conditions humans and animals endured to get coal to the surface. Lifted down 600m and walking stooped through dark, moist tunnels with only our headlights gave...More

Thank Rowena S
Reviewed 5 days ago

The museum was brilliant but marred by a comment made by one of the staff for people to watch their purses when told we were from Liverpool.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Peter our incredibly funny & informative tour guide showed us through the mines. He was so amazing with the "highly intelligent students from Bristol" & everyone on the tour. He had us all in fits of laughter from start to finish, but also managed to...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Spent a fantastic morning up at the Pit. It is a decommisioned coal mine with all of the original features still there. You get to experience going underground with ex-miner guides who really bring the tour to life with their engaging humour. It appeals to...More

Thank redempti0n
Reviewed 1 week ago

A free working museum, you can go down the former mine which is well organised and very safe for people of all ages. There is plenty to see and do on the surface as eell, this is an important part of our industrial history which...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This really is a great place to visit, especially as it is free entry! (They take donations) We went with our two boys (12 & 8) and Grandparents and we all loved it. The underground tour takes about 50 minutes and was fascinating. Our guide...More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 1 week ago

The tour around the mine was very engaging and interesting. A second video tour covered coal mining in general and its history.

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Jim D
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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.