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The most complete surviving early ironworks anywhere in the world. Established in the late eighteenth century, Blaenavon Ironworks was one of the leading Welsh ironworks and played a key role in the technological development of the iron industry...more
All reviewsthe cottagesdifferent erasaudio pointsdifferent periodswell worth a visitbig pitindustrial revolutionfree entryshowing howcouple of hoursliving conditionsinteresting placesound effectssmall shopinteresting visitstep back in timeheritage centre
I visited the Blaenavon Heritage Centre just down the hill from the Ironworks first which was really interesting, then went up to the Ironworks. Had a lovely welcome on arrival at reception and a volunteer called Mike introduced himself and gave me a very interesting...More
Brilliant visit and my wife was able to get around on her mobility scooter. The audio visual presentation was excellent and atmospheric. The cottages were very interesting and my wife was able to get off her scooter and see inside. A fascinating slice of history.
We visited after we went to the big pit as they were so close together great few hours out and enjoyed looking at where the coal house was filmed will be returning again in the summer holidays with my family
We called here by chance on a sunny week day , and what a find. My fathers family are from Blaenavon , I visited regularly when growing up.
I particularly enjoyed the stone cottages through the eras and a glimpse into the industrial work of...More
We've driven past many times, and never visited as we thought it would be boring, but it wasn't. Despite the interactive display not working properly, the steward brought the place to life for us, and the cottages-through-the-ages were interesting for young & old alike. I...More
What a great heritage site, being welsh and seeing what it was like living in small houses back in those days was a real privilege! As you walk into the site there is a small reception,where if you have any old wares you can donate...More
Following our visit to Big Pit, we came back the following week to visit the ironworks. A place of huge significance in the industrial revolution, this is a great place to bring history to life. The cottages are a must see, which allowed my young...More
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Allow me to express my surprise for the idea. Frankly, I cannot imagine where on the site, either sheltered or in open air, any event like a wedding banquet or similar could be carried out, provided the premise... More
Allow me to express my surprise for the idea. Frankly, I cannot imagine where on the site, either sheltered or in open air, any event like a wedding banquet or similar could be carried out, provided the premise management would allow it.
There are so many castles in Wales, that you shoud not have the difficulty to find a more romantic and suitable site for the purpose