Blaenavon Ironworks

Blaenavon Ironworks
North Street
Blaenavon
Torfaen
NP4 9RQ
Wales

Website

www.blaenavontic.com/

E-mail

Blaenavon.Ironworks@BTopenworld.com

Telephone

01495 792615

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The Blaenavon Ironworks started production in 1789 and was to become the first purpose built multi-furnace ironworks in Wales. At that time it was on the cutting edge of technology. The furnaces were coke fired and the blast provided by a steam engine. Blaenavon is now home to one of the best preserved 18 century ironworks in Europe. It is complete with furnaces, cast houses, a magnificent water balance tower, cupola furnace, calcining kilns and ironworkers cottages. In November 2000, Blaenavon Industrial Landscape was awarded World Heritage Status, at the heart of which is the Blaenavon Ironworks.

Venue Type:

Museum, Heritage site, Industrial heritage site

Opening hours

April to October: 10am - 5pm. November to March, Mon-Sat: 9:30 - 4pm. Sun: 11am - 4pm

Admission charges

Free Admission

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