Attraction in Pontypridd
Based at the former Lewis Merthyr Colliery, Trehafod, Rhondda Heritage Park is a living testament to the mining communities of the World-famous Rhondda Valleys.
Visitors can experience for themselves life in a working colliery in the 1950s on a guided tour underground.
First visit the 'Lamp Room' - don your safety helmet and ride the 'Cage' to 'Pit Bottom'. The tour guides (who are all ex-miners) will guide you through the underground workings of the Lewis Merthyr Colliery and will answer any visitor questions and contribute their own inimitable anecdotes of life underground. Then, travel back to the surface on a thrilling simulated ride.
On the surface, visitors can experience the unique character and culture of the Rhondda Valleys through the innovative audio-visual presentations 'Black Gold - The Story of Coal'. Also, 'The Gallery', which has hosted numerous prestigious exhibitions by Wales' most celebrated artists.
Nearest UK Airport: Cardiff
Tourist Info Number: +44 (0)1443 409 512
Months Open: All year
Groups/Parties Welcome: Yes
Discount for Groups: Yes
Coach Parking: Yes
Car Parking: Yes
Conference Facilities: Yes
Contact Name for Groups: Nicola Newhams
Admission Price: £5.60 (adult)
Gift Shop: Yes
Catering: Licenced Restaurant
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