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Pontypool Museum

Park Buildings Park Road, Pontypool NP4 6JH, Wales
+44 1495 752036
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Great small museum

Very good museum with lots of local interest. Has a good exhibit on Pontypool Japan ware which I... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
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Lovely little museum with interesting local history. But don't expect anything spectacular. Well... read more

Reviewed 24 May 2017
Karen J
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Park Buildings Park Road, Pontypool NP4 6JH, Wales
+44 1495 752036
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Very good museum with lots of local interest. Has a good exhibit on Pontypool Japan ware which I had heard of but knew nothing about before. There is a cafe and a picture gallery. Many of the exhibits would appeal to schoolchildren

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Reviewed 24 May 2017 via mobile

Lovely little museum with interesting local history. But don't expect anything spectacular. Well laid out and easy to get to.

Thank Karen J
Reviewed 6 November 2016

Great small museum. We took our 9 year old grand daughter who completed the quiz on the way around. Afew hands on exhibits for the younger ones and interesting exhibits of Japanware and ICI Fibres. My Dad worked there for years and I have fond...More

1  Thank MorgyGwent
Reviewed 14 October 2016

Interesting informative exhibitions/ Paintings /excellent café./lots of items from the past, bringing back many memories.

Thank Jennifer M
Reviewed 16 September 2016

Lots to see and do - childrens activities, quizzes and hands on, DVDs etc... as well as displays of artefacts and texts

Thank deborahwY7501QL
Reviewed 28 June 2016 via mobile

Lovely welcome, interesting exhibits. Fabulous small tea room. Lovely atmosphere. Next door to Pontypool Park. Take note St Albans High School in very close proximity so you may not want to visit museum around 3pm when the pupils are leaving school.

1  Thank Y4847CLchristineb
Reviewed 5 June 2016

Japanware not my thing but still it s all good history .Lots of other things related to Pontypool area of interest there. It s only a small place but well worth the hour or so you will take to see the exhibits, You can even...More

1  Thank alanp145
Reviewed 21 April 2016 via mobile

Spent a few hours looking around the museum, nothing specific but just walked around taking in the exhibits and the local information and displays.

Thank phiggins54
Reviewed 25 March 2016

This is a fantastic museum with a great range of things to see. Everything from the world famous ‘Japanware’ which Pontypool was famous for; to fine art, mining memorabilia, local historical objects and a collection of Pontypool RFC items (including the famous Groggs!) The museum...More

1  Thank DigitalGirl01
Reviewed 15 March 2016

A museum that concentrates on the history of the Torfaen area, the industry railways and in particular Pontypool Japanware, Iron works and life in the 18th and 19th centuries,

1  Thank Sedge72
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Wendy C
11 May 2015|
Response from danfoster40 | Reviewed this property |
As you croos the bridge you will see the brown road sign foor a Museum. Turn onto the cobles and then right directly. The museum has a car park to the rear, you turn in by Sight Cymru and go through to the end. It is only... More