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Awesome Day

What a great experience. So glad i went, being claustrophobic I was nervous, but the guide at the... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
west country
Great museum which everyone needs to go to!

As many other people have mentioned, this is a museum so it's free to enter so should automatically... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Dominic D
Plymouth, United Kingdom
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“ex miner”(224 reviews)
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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.
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
Blaenavon NP4 9XP, Wales
+44 300 111 2333
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All reviews ex miner the underground tour above ground big pit car park free entry hard hats bath house mine shaft well worth a visit all ages fantastic experience sense of humour tour guides are mining galleries first hand rainy day
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Reviewed 4 days ago

What a great experience. So glad i went, being claustrophobic I was nervous, but the guide at the pit was very friendly happy and good humoured that I was able to venture into the mine and enjoy the tour. The museum was very informative and...More

Thank lovely070
Reviewed 1 week ago

As many other people have mentioned, this is a museum so it's free to enter so should automatically be a key place to visit when in Wales. A vital tip is to also book in a time slot to take the trip down the mine,...More

Thank Dominic D
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Brilliant! Thank you to Steve and his colleagues we had a very comprehensive tour of the mine and the museum. I can’t recommend the visit enough

Thank Arightspud
Reviewed 1 week ago

Ill start by telling you it was free,very unexpected so we donated in one of the tins.I was a bit scared at the thought of going underground as soon as we got into the room that they give you helmets and lights I felt at...More

Thank vicki c
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went on a cold enough day but sunny in early October(worth bringing a coat and hat). The floors of the mine were a little wet but didn’t really dirty my trainers. We were three girls from Ireland, first time and very well welcomed by the...More

Thank Niamh C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a great tour of the mine with an ex miner taking us through the history. He got the kids involved and made it really enjoyable. There’s more to the museum than going down the shaft but definitely the highlight. Ample parking (£3 for...More

Thank filhart
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A truly wonderful tribute to the miner’s contribution to the industrial revolution. Historically informative, and I found the whole experience to be emotive and thought provoking. The use of technology to create a virtual ‘pit’ experience was excellent for those too timid to really venture...More

Thank SaraH4002
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Free entry and only £3 for parking. On our arrival the well informed guide made our day as he told us all the relevant information on the underground tour. He was charismatic, funny and well informed. The other partsbof the museum was well laid out...More

Thank Christopher B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went on a Sunday afternoon, did not have to wait very long for the tour and it is free which is a plus. We were shown around by a fantastic tour guide, Bob, who was warm and funny as well as being very informative and...More

Thank JaneN1268
Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited the Big Pit on Tuesday 30th October 2018, what a fantastic place to visit. Everyone that works at the Big Pit loves working there you can tell by there massive smiles on the faces and how they all talk about the pit to...More

Thank Nikki J
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2 October 2018|
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Response from JoanneandGordon | Reviewed this property |
It is £3.00 to park but entry is free with a voluntary donation
Jim D
19 March 2018|
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Response from anthony g | Reviewed this property |
Yes they do
17 March 2018|
Response from grahamwZ4668KU | Reviewed this property |
Honestly don’t know, suggest you ring the Museum.