Winding House

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


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

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.
Winding engine and volunteers

Historic winding engine running

  • 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.

Suitable for

  • Any age


Free entry


Winding House
Cross Street
New Tredegar
NP24 6EG




Winding House

01443 822666


01443 828216

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