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Welcome to South Wales Miners' Museum

The South Wales Miners’ Museum officially opened in 1976 and was the first mining Museum in Wales. The Museum is located within the beautiful Afan Valley six miles from the town of Port Talbot and is one of the many attractions to be found within the Afan Forest Park.

The Museum is a registered charity (no. 1102321) run and managed by volunteers dedicated to promoting Industrial Heritage in the Afan Valley. All admission charges and donations go towards the running and maintenance of the Museum.

Visit the Museum and find yourself being taken on a historical journey back in time. The Museum portrays the working life of a miner and the hardship that both adults and children had to endure. The Museum is made up of both indoor and outdoor exhibits. Outdoor exhibits include a Blacksmith Shop, Lamp Room and an Engine House.

Opening Times

Monday - Open by Arrangement (Closed bank holidays)

Tuesday - 11am - 3pm

Wednesday - 11am - 3pm

Thursday - 11am - 3pm

Friday - 11am - 3pm

Saturday - 11am - 3pm

Sunday - CLOSED

If making a special or long distance journey, please check with us beforehand that we will be open. As an independent museum with volunteer staff we occasionally have to close at short notice.

School visits are available year round on any weekday

Adults - £3

Senior Citizens / Children - £2

Under 5's - free

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