A STEP INTO A RURAL PARADISE

A STEP INTO A RURAL PARADISE

Industrial heritage in the heart of nature. South Wales Miners' Museum offers a superb day out for the whole family to enjoy

ENJOY THE GREAT OUTDOORS

ENJOY THE GREAT OUTDOORS

Our outdoor exhibits include a working Blacksmiths forge, Steam locomotive and winding engine. Perfect for visitors of any age.

THE REIGN OF 'KING COAL'

THE REIGN OF 'KING COAL'

Our extensive collection will give your a taste of what life was like when 'King Coal' ruled South Wales. Everything from Pit Ponies to safety lamps.

COULD YOU BE A MINER?

COULD YOU BE A MINER?

Come and enjoy a tour from our volunteer ex-miners and find out what life underground was really like.

Visiting Us

Opening Times

Summer Season

(Easter to October)

10:00 to 16:00 Daily

Winter Season

(November to Easter)

10.30 to 15:30

Tuesday to Sunday

(including Bank Holidays)

Access

Access around the Museum and the Visitor Centre is suitable for wheelchair users. Disabled toilets are located in front of the museum entrance. If you need more information please contact us for further advice.

Admission

Adults: £3

Senior Citizens / Children: £2

Children Under 5: FREE!

How to find us

South Wales Miners' Museum is located within the Afan Forest Park Visitor Centre at Cynonville, Port Talbot, SA13 3HG

Additional facilities at the park include an on-site cafe, campsite, plus extensive hiking, biking and heritage trails. For more information about those facilities, visit afanforestpark.co.uk

*Please note, due to the ongoing situation with the global Covid-19 pandemic, South Wales Miners Museum remains closed to visitiors at the present time

Further information on the reopening of the museum will be posted in due course. In the meantime, please continue to enjoy a visit to the beautiful surrounding country park and associated facilities

We look forward to welcoming you to the museum again soon

Diolch yn fawr am eich cymorth - Thank you for your continued support

Location

Audio Guides

Audio guides are available free of charge in both Welsh and English to take you on a step-by-step tour of the museum. Additional hand-turn powered audio features, in both Welsh and English, are also housed within both the Engine House and the Lamp Room

Travelling by Car

Our post code is SA13 3HG. Take exit 40 off the M4 then the A4107 off the roundabout signposted Cymmer and Afan Forest Park. Take the left at the mini roundabout then continue for approximately six miles and the Museum is on your right in the Afan Forest Park.

Special Requirements

Please let us know in advance if you have any special requirements. We will endeavour to do all we can to meet your needs.

Educational Pre-Visits

We encourage all teachers to make a free familiarisation visit to the site as part of educational bookings. If you would like to speak to our Education Officer to arrange a pre-visit, please telephone 01639 851 833 or use our contact form

Travelling by Bus

From Bridgend and Maesteg: First Cymru 32 & 36 to Cymmer; connections to Visitor Centre.

From Port Talbot: First Cymru 23 direct to Visitor Centre.

From Neath & Swansea: First Cymru 159 to Pontrhydyfen; connections to Visitor Centre.

Bus information Traveline Cymru 

0871 200 22 33 

www.traveline.info 

text 84268

Groups

Groups are advised to book in advance by emailing info@south-wales-miners-museum.co.uk or calling us on 01639 851 833 to ensure tour guides are available