Pontypridd Museum and Art Gallery

Pontypridd Museum
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Housed in a converted chapel built in 1861, the centre tells the story of the town and its people.

A new audio-visual programme explains the origins of the chapels and traces the influence of Welsh Dissent at home and overseas. A large panoramic painting shows the town and the surrounding area as it would have appeared 150 years ago.

Among the exhibits in a section on the musical history of the town is a life size figure of Sir Geraint Evans dressing to sing 'Falstaff'. Use of audio-visual programmes and ‘hands on’ exhibits illustrate elements of social, military, sporting and cultural history, as well as industry and transport.

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Archives, Costume and Textiles, Fine Art, Music, Weapons and War, Personalities, Science and Technology, Social History, Land Transport

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Archaeology of Pontypridd exhibition

  • 1 June — 31 July 2015 *on now

This exhibition looks at Pontypridd before it was Pontypridd, when it was just mountains and rivers prior to the building of William Edwards’ iconic bridge. It explores prehistoric settlement of the area and the slow flow of people before the industrial revolution took hold.



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Object handling sessions at Pontypridd Museum

  • 11 July 2015 11am-3pm

Visitors will have the opportunity to get hands on with items from the Museum’s collection and archaeological material. Staff and volunteers will also demonstrate to visitors how museums care for their collections.



Archaeology fun day

  • 22 July 2015 11am-3pm

Are you a budding young (includes young at heart!) archaeologist? At our fun day you can discover lots of ways archaeologists find out about the past, and make some keepsakes to take home too! Dissect poos from the past, make a Roman bulla and dig up some exciting finds in our sand pit excavation!



Pontypridd common walk

  • 25 July 2015 11am-12:30pm

Staff from Pontypridd Museum will take you on a gentle stroll around the Common, taking in its iconic past from prehistory up to the 19th century. Booking required, max. 25 people.



Pontypridd Museum and Art Gallery
Bridge Street
Rhondda Cynon Taff
CF37 4PE






01443 490748

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