Blaenavon Community Museum

Based in the magnificent Blaenavon Workmen’s Hall and run by a team of friendly volunteers, the Blaenavon Community Museum celebrates the proud cultural heritage of Blaenavon and the south Wales coalfield. Come and explore a variety of exhibitions that help explain Blaenavon’s society in the 19th and 20th centuries.

Displays include artefacts relating to:
Recreation, Sport and Leisure
Churches and Chapels
Choirs and Music
Trade Unionism
Friendly Societies
Shops and Businesses
Local War Heroes
Local Schools

The museum also boasts a collection relating to the Kennard family, who served as Directors of the Blaenavon Iron and Coal Company during the 19th century. Members of the family were influential figures in the iron industries of Great Britain and continental Europe. Also on display are the personal effects of the famous novelist Alexander Cordell (1914-1997), author of the international bestseller Rape of the Fair Country (1959).

The museum has an extensive family and local history archive. Research can be arranged in exchange for a donation. The volunteers also hold FREE weekly family history sessions in conjunction with the Blaenavon World Heritage Centre and Library (Thursdays, 10am-1pm). Opening outside normal hours may be arranged, depending on the availability of the volunteers.

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Opening hours

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday 10am-4pm
Saturday 10am-1pm

Admission charges

Adults £2
Under 16s Free

Collection details

Social History, Religion, Trade and Commerce, Performing Arts, Music, Weapons and War, Industry, Archives

Blaenavon Community Museum
Blaenavon Workmen's Hall
101 High Street




01495 790991

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