The Winding House is THE museum for Caerphilly County Borough. Inside the striking new building you can unearth the hidden history of Caerphilly County Borough, explore our latest exhibition, research your family's past, take part in one of our many events, discover the Victorian Winding Engine, eat, drink and shop!
Museum, Industrial heritage site
Access to the Research Room must be pre-arranged and booked.
The Winding House collects material with a strong association with Caerphilly County Borough from pre-history to the present day. Its collections are largely social history and industry but are expanding as the profile of the site increases.
Industry, Social History
Historic winding engine running
- 31 October 2015 12-12:15pm
- 28 November 2015 12-12:15pm
The Winding House is built on the site of the former Elliot Colliery.
The museum’s centre-piece is the original Victorian winding engine.
This remarkable piece of machinery was used to operate the cages
which transported men and coal between the surface and the mine
below. Our dedicated and enthusiastic engine volunteers maintain
and run the engine for members of the public at 12pm on the last Saturday
of every month.
- Any age