Pontypridd Museum

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.

Venue Type:

Museum, Gallery

Opening hours

Monday – Saturday 10:00am – 4:30pm

Admission charges

Free Entry

Getting there

How to find us

The museum is conveniently located in the town centre. at the north end of Taff Street.

Parking

There is limited free parking for weekend visitors, located to the rear of the museum on Berw Road. On weekdays, please use one of the pay and display car parks around the town. The closest car parks to the museum are the Goods Yard, behind the bus station, or Gas Lane, which can be accessed at the north end of Taff street.

Getting here by car

From Cardiff: Take the A470 north and leave at the junction signposted for Pontypridd. At the roundabout, take the second exit (straight on) and move into the left hand lane signposted to the town centre. At the next roundabout (with traffic lights) take the first exit. Going past Ynysagharad Park on your left, you will cross a bridge next to the historic old bridge, and you will see the museum on your right.

From Merthyr Tydfil: Take the A470 south and take the junction signposted for Pontypridd, At the roundabout, take the third exit signposted towards the town centre. Going past Ynysagharad Park on your left, you will cross a bridge next to the historic old bridge, and you will see the museum on your right.

By rail

Services run from Barry Island and Cardiff Central to Pontypridd six times an hour on weekdays and Saturdays until early evening; look for trains to Merthyr Tydfil, Aberdare or Treherbert . The rail station is located on Broadway, at the south end of Taff Street and High Street. To reach the museum walk all the way down the length of this street, until you reach the old bridge and the museum will be opposite you to the right.

By bus

Pontypridd is very well served by bus, and the museum down the hill as you exit from the station cafe. From outside the local area you can reach the museum from Cardiff, Merthyr Tydfil and Blaenau Gwent by taking the X4 or the T4. You can also take the 120 or 130 between Caerphilly and Blaencwm which stops in Pontypridd. For other bus services there is information on the Traveline Cymru webpage, or you can call them on 0871 200 22 33.

Collection details

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

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Night at the Museum

  • 27 October 2016 6-8pm

Come along to Pontypridd Museum after dark, and see what comes to life when the lights go out!

- Time Travelling Murder Mystery
- Storytelling
- Live Local Music
- Candlelit Exhibitions
- Cabinet of Curiosity
- Magic Lantern Display
- Pumpkin Carving Competition
- Fake Wounds
- Light Painting

Suitable for

  • Any age

Languages

  • Welsh

Where

Pontypridd Museum
Bridge Street
Pontypridd
Rhondda Cynon Taff
CF37 4PE
Wales

Getting there

How to find us

The museum is conveniently located in the town centre at the north end of Taff Street.

Parking

There is limited free parking for weekend visitors, located to the rear of the museum on Berw Road. On weekdays, please use one of the pay and display car parks around the town. The closest car parks to the museum are the Goods Yard, behind the bus station, or Gas Lane, which can be accessed at the north end of Taff street.

Getting here by car

From Cardiff: Take the A470 north and leave at the junction signposted for Pontypridd. At the roundabout, take the second exit (straight on) and move into the left hand lane signposted to the town centre. At the next roundabout (with traffic lights) take the first exit. Going past Ynysangharad Park on your left, you will cross a bridge next to the historic old bridge, and you will see the museum on your right.

From Merthyr Tydfil: Take the A470 south and take the junction signposted for Pontypridd, At the roundabout, take the third exit signposted towards the town centre. Going past Ynysangharad Park on your left, you will cross a bridge next to the historic old bridge, and you will see the museum on your right.

By rail

Services run from Barry Island and Cardiff Central to Pontypridd six times an hour on weekdays and Saturdays until early evening; look for trains to Merthyr Tydfil, Aberdare or Treherbert . The rail station is located on Broadway, at the south end of Taff Street and High Street. To reach the museum walk all the way down the length of this street, until you reach the old bridge and the museum will be opposite you to the right.

By bus

Pontypridd is very well served by bus, and the museum down the hill as you exit from the station cafe. From outside the local area you can reach the museum from Cardiff, Merthyr Tydfil and Blaenau Gwent by taking the X4 or the T4. You can also take the 120 or 130 between Caerphilly and Blaencwm which stops in Pontypridd. For other bus services there is information on the Traveline Cymru webpage, or you can call them on 0871 200 22 33.

Admission

Free

Getting there

How to find us

The museum is conveniently located in the town centre. at the north end of Taff Street.

Parking

There is limited free parking for weekend visitors, located to the rear of the museum on Berw Road. On weekdays, please use one of the pay and display car parks around the town. The closest car parks to the museum are the Goods Yard, behind the bus station, or Gas Lane, which can be accessed at the north end of Taff street.

Getting here by car

From Cardiff: Take the A470 north and leave at the junction signposted for Pontypridd. At the roundabout, take the second exit (straight on) and move into the left hand lane signposted to the town centre. At the next roundabout (with traffic lights) take the first exit. Going past Ynysagharad Park on your left, you will cross a bridge next to the historic old bridge, and you will see the museum on your right.

From Merthyr Tydfil: Take the A470 south and take the junction signposted for Pontypridd, At the roundabout, take the third exit signposted towards the town centre. Going past Ynysagharad Park on your left, you will cross a bridge next to the historic old bridge, and you will see the museum on your right.

By rail

Services run from Barry Island and Cardiff Central to Pontypridd six times an hour on weekdays and Saturdays until early evening; look for trains to Merthyr Tydfil, Aberdare or Treherbert . The rail station is located on Broadway, at the south end of Taff Street and High Street. To reach the museum walk all the way down the length of this street, until you reach the old bridge and the museum will be opposite you to the right.

By bus

Pontypridd is very well served by bus, and the museum down the hill as you exit from the station cafe. From outside the local area you can reach the museum from Cardiff, Merthyr Tydfil and Blaenau Gwent by taking the X4 or the T4. You can also take the 120 or 130 between Caerphilly and Blaencwm which stops in Pontypridd. For other bus services there is information on the Traveline Cymru webpage, or you can call them on 0871 200 22 33.

Pontypridd Museum
Bridge Street
Pontypridd
Rhondda Cynon Taff
CF37 4PE
Wales

Website

www.pontypriddmuseum.cymru

E-mail

enquiries@pontypriddmuseum.org.uk

Telephone

01443 490748

All information is drawn from or provided by the venues themselves and every effort is made to ensure it is correct. Please remember to double check opening hours with the venue concerned before making a special visit.
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