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Brilliant day out

A fantastic day out! The guide was brilliant, very friendly and knowledgeable. The exhibitions were... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Leicester, United Kingdom
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Going underground

What a great day out this was, although I didn't fancy going down into the mine but my husband and... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Sally A
London, United Kingdom
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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.
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
Blaenavon NP4 9XP, Wales
+44 300 111 2333
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

A fantastic day out! The guide was brilliant, very friendly and knowledgeable. The exhibitions were very informative and brilliant. Great canteen too.

Thank LuP92
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

What a great day out this was, although I didn't fancy going down into the mine but my husband and friend did and thoroughly enjoyed it.They found the conditions, which date from the 80's, unbelievable. My friend and I stayed on the surface. After a...More

Thank Sally A
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Fabulous day out. We were a group with young teenagers. They really enjoyed it too. We spent about 4 hours in total Canteen was great.

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Reviewed 4 days ago

If you've never been underground or in a mine try this! Several trips with groups of children when I was a teacher, also with family. Expert guidance by former miners. The darkest dark ever when you turn off the lamp!

Thank JohnF6347
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Great history lots of good guidance and lovely stories of life down a pit. Great going underground seeing a little of the life.

Thank Graham A
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

The Big Pit is well worth a visit, I have been four times! The guides are ex miners and are a font of knowledge. The cafe is ok, however, the exhibitions are excellent. If it is a rainy day the Big Pit is my first...More

Thank Expedition820122
Reviewed 1 week ago

I was very surprised that it was a big queue to go down the mine. We had to wait over an hour and it was a very rainy day. It will probably worse in summer. But it was worthy, very good experience. The man that...More

Thank lorfongra
Reviewed 1 week ago

What can I add which other reviews havent already said, as this really is a place everyone should visit who wants to learn (and experience) more about Coal mining and the communities which grew up around them. The best bit is most certainly the mine...More

Thank Sgt_WIlson
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Wanted to visit here for a long time as my ancestors were Welsh coal miners, and working as a guide at another mine museum in Cornwall, I'm fascinated by this stuff anyway! The trip certainly didn't disappoint.Car parking is £3 or free for blue badge...More

Thank Ewan B
Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and myself decided to visit Big Pit while on a weekend break in this part of Wales after often seeing direction signs in the past, and we were really surprised by what a great experience it turned out to be. It is free...More

Thank terrytew
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October 2, 2018|
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Response from pnd5251 | Reviewed this property |
No free parking, I think it is about 2 pounds from memory. It would also be a difficult area to traverse if you are in a wheelchair.
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.