Joseph Parry's Cottage and Museum

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4 Chapel Row is a fine example of a typical ironworker's cottage. Built in the 1820's for the workers of the Cyfarthfa Ironworks, the cottage was the birthplace in 1841 of Joseph Parry, Wales best known composer. His much loved 'Myfanwy' is still a favourite of Welsh Male Voice Choirs to this day. The interior of the cottage is set in the 1840's, and shows the living conditions of the ironworkers at the time when Parry was a young boy.

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Additional info

At Joseph Parry's Cottage the ground floor is accessible to disabled users. The toilet is small and has not been adapted for disabled use. There are large print guides available, and information is given verbally by a guide for the visually impaired.

Collection details

Decorative and Applied Art, Music, Personalities, Social History

Key artists and exhibits

  • Joseph Parry, composer

Joseph Parry's Cottage and Museum
4 Chapel Row
Merthyr Tydfil
CF48 1BN




01685 383 704

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