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Big Pit National Coal Museum

Underground tours

Underground tours may be suspended for part of the day during busy periods in order to clear any queues which may have built up. Please call during holiday periods to check availability.



Blaenafon, Torfaen
Open daily 9.30am–5pm. Last admission 4pm. Underground Tours 10am-3.30pm.

(029) 2057 3650

Switchboard (standard rate): 0300 111 2 333

Car parking: £3 per car per day.

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About the museum

Big Pit is a real coal mine and one of Britain's leading mining museums. With facilities to educate and entertain all ages, Big Pit is an exciting and informative day out.

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What's on

  • Exhibition

    Through My Eyes: The Miners' Strike 1984/85

    See this remarkable exhibition of photographs taken during the Miners’ Strike of 1984/85. NUM member Mike Thompson, who worked in Fernhill Colliery and later both Nantgarw and Cwm Coke Works, travelled around England and Wales taking photographs during the strike. This exhibition gives a personal and powerful view from the NUM side of the picket lines.

    1 April1 July

  • Event

    Easter Holiday Activities

    Self lead Easter Trail around the site. FREE.

    1427 April