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Blaenavon World Heritage Centre

Located at the gateway to the South Wales Valleys, partly within the Brecon Beacons National Park, the Blaenavon Industrial Landscape is a testament to the miners and ironworkers of the past.

Set in 33 square kilometres, the attractions, events, activities and landscape make a perfect destination for a day out. The main attractions such as Big Pit National Coal Museum, Blaenavon Ironworks, the World Heritage Centre and Blaenavon Heritage Railway are all just a few minutes’ drive or walk from each other. Indeed, there are so many amazing attractions that you need to spend more than a day here to enjoy everything – so plan a weekend if you can! Details of accommodation in the area can be found at

Blaenavon World Heritage Centre – Blaenavon World Heritage Site Partnership

As it was the world’s major producer of iron and coal in the 19th Century, you can see reminders of the iron and coal industry, including a coal mine, furnaces, quarries, railway systems, ironworkers’ cottages, churches, chapels, a school and a workmen’s hall. All set in a landscape that is favoured by walkers, cyclists and mountain bikers.

Keeper’s Pond – Blaenavon World Heritage Site Partnership

Improvements to local trails, including signage and way markers at Blaenavon World Heritage Centre, have been proudly funded by the Welsh Government through Valleys Regional Park.

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Blaenavon World Heritage Centre
Church Road


01495 742333

Opening Times

Open: 10am-5pm Tues-Sun
Closed: Mondays
except open Bank Holidays

The facilities at the Blaenavon World Heritage Centre will be gradually reopening from the beginning of September

What you can expect to find at Blaenavon World Heritage Centre

  • Baby changing
  • Bicycle bays
  • Café or tea room
  • Disabled parking spaces
  • Disabled toilet
  • Free car park
  • Gift shop
  • Museum
  • Outdoor benches
  • Visitor’s centre
  • Wi-fi (in/near buildings)
Eating & Drinking
  • Café or tea room
  • Dog friendly (outside)
  • Gluten free options
  • Picnic benches
  • Restaurant
  • Restaurant (with disabled access)
  • Vegan options
  • Vegetarian options
  • Hearing aid loop
  • Mixed terrain
  • Pushchair access (inside)
  • Wheelchair access (inside)
  • Cycling trails
  • Hiking
  • Aquatic life
  • Bugs and insects
  • Cultivated flowers
  • Far reaching views
  • Trees
  • Wild birdlife
  • Wildflowers
  • Forest
  • Gardens
  • Lake
  • Open fields
  • Pond
  • Woodlands
  • Historical building
  • Historical info boards
  • Historical structure
  • Person of interest
Functions & Accommodation
  • Conference facilities

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