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An award-winning national museum that still retains many traits of its former role as a coal mine, standing high on the heather-clad moors of Blaenafon.
An independent museum crammed with reminders of Monmouthshire’s rural heritage.
The small town of Blaenavon and its surrounding landscape at the head of the Eastern Valley of Torfaen, was awarded World Heritage Site Status in November 2000.
Set against the beautiful background of the Brecon Beacons, a visit to Tretower Court and Castle is a unique journey through history that dates back to Norman times.
The farm has a wide variety of animals including sheep, goats, cattle, tortoises, deer and chickens. Visitors can see the cows being milked and enjoy a tractor & trailer ride.
The Museum was founded on 2nd July 1959. The idea for a Museum was around from as early as 1903 when it was discussed and minuted by the Abergavenny Free Library Committee.
Imposing moated remains of twelfth-century castle, probably the work of Henry II. Substantially remodelled in the second half of the thirteenth century. The castle was held in common with Grosmont and Skenfrith.
The famous ironworks at Blaenavon were a milestone in the history of the Industrial Revolution. Visitors can view cottages furnished in three time periods.
Bedwellty House is a grade 2 listed building. It was built in 1818 as a home for Samuel Homfrey, the Ironmaster at Tredegar Iron Company. The House was built on land leased from Lord Tredegar and the grounds measured 26 acres
Discover the history and heritage of the Abertillery area at Abertillery and District Museum - the museum has something for everyone, old and young. See the Bronze Age axe from the settlement at Llanerch Padarn high above Cwmtillery.
The Museum houses a collection of local artefacts. set in a Georgian Stable Block, with central courtyard, the stone archway and cobbled walkway gives a wonderful ambience to the start of your visit.
The museum is run by the Brynmawr and District Museum Society and has won the Nationwide Building Society award for Community Endeavour.
This monument commemorates Aneurin Bevan, the outstanding politician who was born in Tredegar in 1897 and elected M.P. for the area in 1929.
Abergavenny Tourist Information and National Park Centre is conveniently situated in the Tithe Barn next to St Mary's Priory Church, close to the town's Bus station.
Please Note, acces to the site is free year round. However access inside the towers can only be obtained via direct permission from Mr Glynn Jones, owner of the Roundhouse Farm
The museum is run by the Tredegar Local History Society, with a fine collection of artefacts reflecting the Blaenau Gwent's Iron, Coal and Quarrying past. The museum also hosts an excellent collection of old photographs.
A scenic train ride through the Blaenavon World Heritage Site. Connects Blaenavon with Bit Pit, the Garn Lakes and the Whistle Inn.
The Ebbwvale Works Archival trust is a registered charity and was formed in 2004 to preserve the archive for the benefit of the people for blaenau gwent.
Join us at The Chapel on Market Street for a glass of wine and presentation talk by managing director, Michiel Brouns.
The Tithe Barn is a fully restored barn dating from the 12th century. It's part of the St Mary's Priory complex and houses their food hall, shop, education centre and exhibition.