Winding House

Winding House
Cross Street
New Tredegar
Caerphilly
NP24 6EG
Wales

Website

www.windinghouse.co.uk

E-mail

windinghouse@caerphilly.gov.uk

Telephone

Winding House

01443 822666

Fax

01443 828216

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The Winding House museum
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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!

Venue Type:

Museum, Industrial heritage site

Opening hours

Monday-Friday 10am-5pm
Saturday-Sunday 11am-4pm

Admission charges

FREE

Additional info

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.

Collection details

Industry, Social History

Exhibition details are listed below, you may need to scroll down to see them all.
Exhibtion flyer

"Our duty to bear": the First World War and Caerphilly County Borough

  • 2 August 2014 — 30 September 2015 *on now

From the Western Front to the Home Front, the exhibition explores local experiences of the War through carefully curated objects, images, film and sound.

Discover the experiences of the people from Caerphilly County Borough during the First World War and how the War impacted on their lives – from the young Caerphilly pilot in the Royal Flying Corps, to the escaped Prisoner of War from New Tredegar; from the mother from Fleur de Lys with 2 sons killed at 19 years, to the conscientious objector, Morgan Jones; from the Blackwood miner who joined a tunnelling regiment, to the young girl from Tirphil asking for her daddy to come home from the War.

What was life like for those who fought on the Western Front and beyond? And what of life for those at home – knitting “comforts”, sending food parcels and experiencing changing roles for women in work and society?

The exhibition explores the impact of the War on the people of Caerphilly County Borough through objects and images from the museum collection and through a remarkable series of personal and powerful loans from the wider local community. It also includes original film footage from the First World War period, a reconstructed trench section and recollections of the Battle of the Somme from a local soldier - in his own words - from a recording made in the 1970s.

Suitable for

  • Any age
  • Family friendly

Website

http://www.windinghouse.co.uk

Second World War objects

Keep Calm and Carry On: Pop-Up exhibition for VEDay70

  • 2 — 31 May 2015

Discover the impact of the Second World War on the local area in our special pop-up exhibition to commemorate the 70th anniversary of Victory in Europe (VE) Day. From rationing to the blackout, evacuees to Bevin Boys, the exhibition will include displays, objects, vintage film, dressing up and handling objects. Open Monday-Friday 10am-5pm and Saturday-Sunday 11am-4pm.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

Free

Website

http://www.windinghouse.co.uk

Events details are listed below. You may need to scroll down or click on headers to see them all. For events that don't have a specific date see the 'Resources' tab above.
Second World War objects

Museum Monday:Keep Calm and Explore – Life in the 1940s

  • 4 May 2015 11am-4pm

A day of family fun for the Bank Holiday - mystery objects and handling sessions! Discover more about life in the 1940s – with replica objects, costume, games and more.No need to book, just drop in.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

Free

Website

http://www.windinghouse.co.uk

Peg Dolls

Toys on Rations

  • 9 May 2015 2-4pm

Step back to the time of rationing and “make do and mend” to make and take your own Wartime peg-soldier or lady. £1.50 per child, booking essential. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Suitable for

  • 0-4
  • 7-10
  • 5-6
  • 11-13

Admission

£1.50 per child

Website

http://www.windinghouse.co.uk

Union Flag bunting

Museums at Night-1940s Tea Dance

  • 15 May 2015 4-6pm

Dust off your dancing shoes and join us for a very special Museums at Night event for our month of reflection and celebration to mark the 70th anniversary of Victory in Europe Day in 1945. Relax and unwind to the sounds of Glenn Miller, Swing and more Wartime favourites. If you want to come in 1940s costume, all the better!
Discover how the Second World War impacted on the local area and how its end was celebrated...if you can take a break from all that dancing!

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

Free

Website

http://www.windinghouse.co.uk

Second World War objects

Museum Monday: Keep Calm and Explore – Life in the 1940s

  • 25 May 2015 11am-4pm

A day of family fun for the Bank Holiday - mystery objects and handling sessions! Discover more about life in the 1940s – with replica objects, costume, games and more.No need to book, just drop in.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

Free

Website

http://www.windinghouse.co.uk

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