Industrial Action

We will be closed on the weekends of 22-23 and 29-31 August 2015 due to industrial action by the Public and Commercial Services Union. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.

Underground Tours

During busy periods the underground schedule may be full. This may result in entry to the underground tours being temporarily suspended.

Opening Hours

Open 9.30 am – 5pm daily. Last admission 4pm. Underground tours 10am - 3.30pm. Undergroud Tours might be suspended during busy periods.


Big Pit National Coal Museum
Blaenafon, Torfaen

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Contact Us

Phone: 0300 111 2 333


General advice and advice for our disabled visitors

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Food & Drink

The original Miners' Canteen in the Pithead Baths serves a variety of refreshments from snacks and cakes to hot meals.

Food & Drink »

Group Visits

Pre-booked groups benefit from...

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Big Pit offers underground tours, for families throughout the year.

Families »


Car park charge £3 per car per day, payable by Pay and Display.