Blaina Heritage Action Group have just openned their new state of art museum. The museum displays the heritage and history of Blaina and the local area. The facility includes brand-new displays including sections on the local coal and iron industries, chapels, schools, local celebrities, and a fully furnished reconstruction of a Victorian Welsh Kitchen. They also hold local census returns from 1871 through to 1901 and cemetery records that are an important resource for genealogists a local history researchers. They also hold a wealth of information on local history and personal records, from Chartism to rugby -after all Blaina is the home of Grand slam hero Mike Ruddock.