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Visiting Big Pit National Coal Museum



Big Pit National Coal Museum
Blaenafon, Torfaen

Phone: (029) 2057 3650
Switchboard (standard rate): 0300 111 2 333

Fax: (029) 2057 3668

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Opening Times

Open daily 9.30 am – 5pm.
Last admission 4pm. Underground tours 10am - 3.30pm.

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

Download a site map.

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How to find us

For Satellite Navigation directions, please enter Blaenafon (Blaenavon) town and follow brown tourism signs once arriving in the town.

M4 — follow the brown Tourism signs from J25a (westbound) or J26 (eastbound). Also signposted off the A465 at Brynmawr and Abergavenny.

The number 30 bus now runs from Cwmbran (not Newport) daily (Monday to Saturday except bank holiday Mondays).

Bus times from Cwmbran: 7.52am, 8.52am (Saturdays and during school holidays only), 9.52am, then hourly at .52 past the hour.

Return bus to Cwmbran, leaving Big Pit: 9.22am, then hourly at .22 past the hour until 4.22pm. Please note: 3.22pm (final stop Pontypool during school days, final stop Cwmbran on Saturdays and during school holidays).


Pre-booked groups benefit from:

Please ask at Reception for your site plan and the vouchers needed to ensure the members of your group receive discount in our shop and catering outlets.

View our Group Visits brochure which covers the seven Museums of Amgueddfa Cymru - National Museum Wales.

Please note that the catering and retail discounts do not apply to educational groups. It is policy that any child aged under 16 must be accompanied by an adult.