Big Pit: National Coal Museum

Free to all

Discover Wales' rich mining heritage at the Big Pit: National Coal Museum, a former working coal mine at the UNESCO World Heritage site in Gwent.

With an ex-miner as tour guide, visitors are invited to plunge 90 metres underground to experience the dark and dreary conditions that the men used to face when working in the pit.

Meanwhile above ground, there's a chance to take a multi-media tour of a modern coal mine, as well as explore the array of exhibitions in the pithead baths and colliery buildings.

Big Pit won the Gulbenkian Prize for Museum of the Year in 2005 (now the Art Fund Prize).

Visitor information


Big Pit: National Coal Museum

Blaenafon, Torfaen, Gwent, NP4 9XP
03001 112333

Free to all

Opening times

Daily, February - October 9.30am – 5pm (last admission 4pm). Please call for November-January details. Underground tours 10am - 3.30pm Closed 25, 26 Dec and 1 Jan

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