Discover Wales’s rich mining heritage in this amazing, award winning interactive museum complete with an underground tour.
Voted Best Told Story in 2016
Big Pit won the Gulbenkian Prize for Museum of the Year in 2005 and is part of the Blaenafon Industrial Landscape World Heritage.
In its heyday Big Pit employed 1,300 workers, now you can follow in their footsteps through interactive exhibits and the world-famous underground tour. Led by a real miner, it will give you a living, breathing taste of what life was like for those who made their living at the coal face.
You can enjoy a virtual tour of a modern coal mine in the multi-media “King Coal: The Mining Experience”.
The Pithead Baths exhibition brings the story of coal mining in Wales to life with a moving, informative and entertaining exploration of the lives of miners, at home and work.
For Satellite Navigation directions, please enter Blaenafon (Blaenavon) town or NP4 9RL 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 runs from Cwmbran Bus Station to Lion Street, Blaenafon daily Monday to Saturday, including Good Friday but excluding other Bank Holidays.
Bus times from Cwmbran start at 7.40am and then hourly at .40 minutes past the hour.
The number 31 bus runs from Lion Street to Big Pit daily Monday to Saturday, including Good Friday but excluding other Bank Holidays.
Bus times from Lion Street start at 8.40am and then every 2 hours at .40 minutes past the hour.
Return bus from Big Pit to Lion Street from 10.15am and thereafter every 2 hours at .15 minutes past the hour and from Lion Street to Cwmbran hourly at .40 minutes past the hour until 4.40pm.
+44 (0)300 111 2 333
Big Pit National Coal Museum,