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The Winding House

Cross Street, New Tredegar NP24 6EG, Wales
+44 1443 822666
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Surprising little FREE museum

Fabulous museum with a huge range of exhibits focussing on the history of coal mining and the area... read more

Reviewed May 30, 2018
FAB042
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Brisbane, Australia
An interesting place to visit!

An interesting place to visit, the old winding engine is very authentic. Nice exhibitions both... read more

Reviewed April 21, 2018
David R
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The Winding House is the museum for Caerphilly County Borough with engaging exhibitions on local history and heritage, hands-on activities and an exciting events programme. Explore local history and culture in our fascinating exhibitions and discover the original Victorian winding engine which runs on the last Saturday of every month (except for December) at 12pm. Our Coffee Shop offers delicious, traditional cakes, teas and coffees, while high quality souvenirs and crafts are available in our Gift Shop.
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“last saturday” (6 reviews)
“coffee shop” (7 reviews)
“cakes” (6 reviews)
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Cross Street, New Tredegar NP24 6EG, Wales
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+44 1443 822666
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Reviewed May 30, 2018

Fabulous museum with a huge range of exhibits focussing on the history of coal mining and the area, and you can walk all around the winding engine. The engine is run once a month but not while we were there. Parking right out front, a...More

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Reviewed April 21, 2018

An interesting place to visit, the old winding engine is very authentic. Nice exhibitions both temporary and permanent, including a re-creation of a a valleys pub. The café was welcoming and had a selection of drinks and cakes.

Thank David R
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Reviewed April 15, 2018

An unexpected gem. Great for understanding the history of Caerphilly County Borough, and particularly the mining history of the area. I will definitely return to see the winding wheel in action (last Saturday of each month), and to check out the cafe and shop in...More

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Reviewed April 2, 2018

We visited on Sat 31st march 2018. On the last Saturday of every month at 12:00 midday the wheel is run for about 10 minutes. It is well worth visiting at this time. I didn't know what to expect and watching and listening to the...More

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Reviewed March 25, 2018

My partner and I went not knowing what to expect, we were very impressed. The place is easy to find, clean and easily accessible. The wheel is huge and runs every last Saturday of the month. The exhibits are set out and displayed very well....More

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Reviewed February 6, 2018 via mobile

A fascinating heritage centre that displays the old mining industry of South Wales. The winding house machinery is immense and powerful Coffee and cakes were delicious

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Reviewed January 22, 2018

Hidden gem definitely sums it up for me. I have lived in the Cardiff area for over nine years and hadn't heard of it. I only found out because I was looking up another museum which was on the Telegraph Top 20 family friendly museums...More

Thank Valerie P
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Reviewed December 18, 2017

Fabulous museum, lots to see and a real tribute to the history of the area. The Winding Wheel was just incredible. Great cafe too!

Thank Shirl R
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Reviewed September 6, 2017

I took my son to the winding house to attend the mindcraft session over the holidays And I stayed down stairs and had a look around it was very interesting they have a great cafe people were very nice We are going to call in...More

Thank Caroline H
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Reviewed August 14, 2017 via mobile

We visited this venue,purely by chance. History of 'Mining Industry', so fascinating as we came from a mining background. My son enjoyed telling my grandson about his great grandfather and the ' Davy Lamp'. He advised him of the conditions miners used to work in....More

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David S
January 8, 2016|
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Response from WindingHouse m | Property representative |
Hello, the engine runs on the last Saturday of each month (except for December) so it will next be running on Saturday 30th January, at 12pm. It runs for c 10-15 minutes. A full list of dates for 2016 are on our website - go... More
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Puffin39
April 5, 2015|
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Response from WindingHouse m | Property representative |
Hi, yes, we are open on Easter Monday. We are open 10am - 5pm.
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