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A Must See Funny & Informative Museum & best of all, it's free!

Peter our incredibly funny & informative tour guide showed us through the mines. He was so... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Debbie R
Amazing place to learn about Welsh heritage, good for all ages

Spent a fantastic morning up at the Pit. It is a decommisioned coal mine with all of the original... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
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Take a unique underground tour of a real coalmine, where hundreds of men, women and children once worked to extract the precious mineral that stoked furnaces and lit the household fires of the world.
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Blaenafon, Blaenavon NP4 9XP, Wales
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Peter our incredibly funny & informative tour guide showed us through the mines. He was so amazing with the "highly intelligent students from Bristol" & everyone on the tour. He had us all in fits of laughter from start to finish, but also managed to...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago

Spent a fantastic morning up at the Pit. It is a decommisioned coal mine with all of the original features still there. You get to experience going underground with ex-miner guides who really bring the tour to life with their engaging humour. It appeals to...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago

A free working museum, you can go down the former mine which is well organised and very safe for people of all ages. There is plenty to see and do on the surface as eell, this is an important part of our industrial history which...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

This really is a great place to visit, especially as it is free entry! (They take donations) We went with our two boys (12 & 8) and Grandparents and we all loved it. The underground tour takes about 50 minutes and was fascinating. Our guide...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

The tour around the mine was very engaging and interesting. A second video tour covered coal mining in general and its history.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

The Big Pit is a fantastic place to visit.So much to see above ground but the best part is to go on the underground trip.😍 Our guide Andrew was so informative friendly and funny even someone who doesn't like visiting caves or any dark places....More

Thank glutenlady
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The place gives me goose pimples every time I go there. It has a way of explaining history to the entire family and bring the reality of it very much to life. My daughter couldn’t believe that Holstein her age had to work there and...More

Thank Penny R
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited the Big Pit following a recommendation from friends. Free to visit and good value car parking. Following a short wait we were escorted down the mine. It was a real eye opener as to past conditions miners worked in and has given me a...More

Thank Ronin78
Reviewed 1 week ago

What a day out. I cannot believe this is free (£3 parking charge). Would of paid at least £20 a head elsewhere in the UK. So so interesting and the audio visual experience half way up the site was incredible. Well laid out site and...More

Thank Mulhuis
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Really good day out. Would tell everyone to wear a coat it's freezing down there but it was very interesting and also a lovely cup of tea in the canteen afterwards

Thank Maryanne H
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Jim D
March 19, 2018|
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Response from anthony g | Reviewed this property |
Yes they do
March 17, 2018|
Response from Graham W | Reviewed this property |
Honestly don’t know, suggest you ring the Museum.
August 6, 2017|
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Response from Laurie R | Reviewed this property |
I saw lots of canine visitors - and apart from not letting them down into the mine, I'm certain they would be welcomed.