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Blaenavon World Heritage Centre

Closes in 23 min: 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Open today: 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
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Nice small museum

This is set with amazing view down the valley. Very friendly welcome and knowledgeable staff... read more

Reviewed November 3, 2018
paul d
Bath, United Kingdom
via mobile

we stopped and Had lunch here after visiting Blaenavon iron works Excellent value for money and... read more

Reviewed October 22, 2018
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The World Heritage Centre is situated in Blaenavon itself, within the historic former St. Peter’s Church School, founded in 1816, and is the starting point for your visit to the whole Blaenavon World Heritage Site. The former heavy industries left...more
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Church Road, Blaenavon NP4 9AS, Wales
+44 1495 742333
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All reviews local library information centre lovely cafe big pit iron industry cake excellent value for money small cafe sunday lunch living history coal mine graveyard exhibition bramble overview engrossed overgrown
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Reviewed November 3, 2018 via mobile

This is set with amazing view down the valley. Very friendly welcome and knowledgeable staff. This is a free place to visit and is very well thought out and loads to learn about the area. Very nice coffee shop on site as well

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank paul d
Reviewed October 22, 2018 via mobile

we stopped and Had lunch here after visiting Blaenavon iron works Excellent value for money and very helpful staff

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Relax745303
Reviewed September 22, 2018

This place seems to be a bit of a con, with a fancy title but not much to back that up. It contains the local library, a few brochures for local sites of interest and a café where the staff don't seem to like English...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Wartznall
BlaenavonWHC, Manager at Blaenavon World Heritage Centre, responded to this reviewResponded October 12, 2018

We are sorry you didn't have a positive experience at the Centre. I'm not sure why you had a negative experience in the Café as a lot of their regulars are English. Regarding the outlook over the graveyard, I have to agree that this is...More

Reviewed July 28, 2018 via mobile

We visited here for the story and craft afternoon. The car park is very small but there's plenty of on street parking. We arrived early so had time for a drink in the cafe. The ladies in the cafe were very friendly and nothing was...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank chatterboxbek5
Reviewed May 13, 2018 via mobile

Drop by to have a good overview of the full place. All that there is to see and do. Plus an in-depth understanding of it history.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank annonymus800
Reviewed April 15, 2018

This venue has a large museum hall, a good branch library, and a very good café Parking is across the main road in a fairly large car park (which is free). Each Wednesday afternoon (4.30 to 6.30) there is a large musical group rehearsal of...More

Date of experience: April 2018
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Reviewed April 1, 2018

A good information centre, and a good café. informative and interesting to know of the people who worked so hard to make Wales great, by making iron for the world. Yet the cafe overlooks the bramble strewn, weed blown, neglected grave yard where those who...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank LesH585
BlaenavonWHC, Manager at Blaenavon World Heritage Centre, responded to this reviewResponded October 12, 2018

The graveyard is very overgrown but the ground is owned by the Church and not by our building. The Church are trying their best to remedy this situation by forming a group of volunteers to maintain the grounds.

Reviewed March 28, 2018 via mobile

Had a fabulous and informative visit down into the coal mine. All the guides are ex miners and Ian our guide was terrific. Great sense of humour as well. Very good displays.

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank VictoriaNewZealand
Reviewed November 24, 2017

a really fun way to learn a lot about history within living memory. well laid out and spacious and ended the tour with a great cup of coffee and a cake

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank rita W
Reviewed November 17, 2017

We returned to Blaenavon again to visit with our ever expanding family and we again chose the heritage centre as the focal point of the weekend. Locals also eat there so you know what that says about the place. Jackie and the café staff were...More

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank cgaw14
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July 14, 2017|
Response from 510terrenceg | Reviewed this property |
I assume you mean the steam train. It stops at Bitpit. An old coal mine that has a museum and tea room. You can also go down the mine too