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Welcome to South Wales Miners’ Museum

by Gary Reading, Jan 2019

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.