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Address: Blaenafon, Blaenavon NP4 9XP, Wales
Phone Number: 029 2057 3650
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Take a unique underground tour of a real coalmine, where hundreds of men,...

Take a unique underground tour of a real coalmine, where hundreds of men, women and children once worked to extract the precious mineral that stoked furnaces and lit the household fires of the world.

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Go early for the underground tours. We were there during the school holidays and by 11am the tours were full. We had some friends who went later and couldn't go underground but we... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Sydney, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Go early for the underground tours. We were there during the school holidays and by 11am the tours were full. We had some friends who went later and couldn't go underground but we can early. The mine tour was fascinating and there were extensive above ground exhibitions.

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Shropshire, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Fantastic underground tour of a mine. Suitable for all ages (over a metre), as long as you aren't afraid of a little bit of walking or the dark. Fantastic tour guides, who have all previously worked in mines. Food was ok at the canteen, basically what you'd expect for this type of attraction. Couldn't fault the place otherwise. Also a... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

This is what it is, a big pit! Totally free. We arrived as it opened and got straight onto a tour of the coal mine. Guys there were fab all ex miners (obviously) and full of spirit. We were given hats and head touches and down we went in a dark lift. Tour was about 45 mins and it was... More 

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

A friend and I took our six year children there (boy and girl). All were fascinated from the start with the underground tour being the highlight. Miners as tour guides adds to the authenticity. Wayne 'the Monk' was ours and he engaged and enthralled all in the group with his explanations and stories. All the attractions were very clean, informative... More 

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Diss
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Outstanding museum. Allow a good three hours to see everything. Two cafes on site, the one in the original canteen is the best, lovely homemade cooking. Friendly staff. Make sure you see the underground experience, number seven on the guide. Brilliant day out and FREE!

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Paignton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

A really moving and emotional look into the lives of the miners. Quite an eye opener when you see what these blokes went through day in and day out. Didn't go down the mine itself - personal choice - but their is an amazing tour of a recreated mine which was both informative and fun. The old shower/locker rooms transport... More 

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Pontypool, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Took visitors from Kent a few weeks ago One of the most informative museums I have ever been to An excellent view into the world of mining in ages past

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

A visit to Big Pit somehow manages to be informative, thought-provoking and somehow, funny. The humour comes from the banter and dry wit of the guides. The totally serious, grim, history of mining isn't glossed over and Big Pit is a fitting and humbling testament to the tough, resilient men and communities of Wales mining communities. I had the impression... More 

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Ebbw Vale, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We visited here quite a few years ago, really should make the effort to go back soon, the guys that take you down, in the cage, are ex-miners, some of whom, actually worked this particular pit when it was operative. You get a real feel of the pride that these men had and the sense of team and unified solidarity... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I took my ten year old son down with smitty our guide. I am still thinking about the little children keeping the doors closed in the dark and where the pit ponies lived. My Grandad got sent down a pit because his Dad could not do it anymore to keep the house so a real eye opener for me. It... More 

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