Home Out and About Places to Visit Blaenavon Ironworks and Big Pit

Blaenavon Ironworks and Big Pit

The Ironworks at Blaenavon is one of Europe's best preserved sites of the 18th century. This site was at the forefront of technology in the 1780's when a steam engine was installed.

Big Pit was a real coal mine which is now open to visitors. An experience not to be missed, it is possible to put yourself in the shoes of the miners who made their living hacking away at the coal face. The buildings associated with the mine are still there, including the blacksmith's workshop, the engine house and more.

http://www.museumwales.ac.uk/en/bigpit/

 

English Cymraeg / Welsh

Follow us on Twitter
wales.gov.uk tourism feed
visitwales.co.uk Blog