South Wales Miners' Museum

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The first in Wales. Award winning from 1976. It's only six miles from the town, among beautiful hills where men once tunnelled for coal. They hacked away to fill the trams hauled by horses to daylight. Then full trucks were pulled by engines to the docks to load ships which had brought the timber in to hold up the roof above the men's heads, to resist the remorseless squeeze and crush of the undermined earth. There were other dangers too: dust, gas, explosions and flooding. Get the feel of it in our simulated gallery. Visit the blacksmith's shop. Think of the struggle - and the one for fair pay - over a cup of tea in the cafe. You'll be welcomed!

Venue Type:

Museum, Industrial heritage site

Opening hours

1 April - 30 September
Mon-Fri 09.30-17.00
Sat-Sun 09.30-18.00

1 October - 31 March
Mon-Fri 10.30-16.00
Sat-Sun 09.30-17.00

Closed: Over Christmas

Admission charges

Adults: £1.20
Children/OAPs: 60p
Children under 5: Free

Collection details

Fine Art, Personalities, Archives, Science and Technology, Social History, Land Transport

South Wales Miners' Museum
Afan Forest Park
Port Talbot
Neath & Port Talbot
SA13 3HG



01639 850564

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