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Rhondda Heritage Park, Lewis Merthyr Colliery, Coed Cae Rd, Trehafod, CF37 2NPTel: 01443 682036
The Underground experience tours run until Saturday 14th November and then we take a break for Santa and his Christmas magic until the New Year. Please contact us for further information.
Our Underground Experience Tours are fully guided by ex-miner guides and take approximately 40 minutes. It is adviseable to book your tour prior to visit.
Don your safety helmet in the lamp room, ride ‘the cage’ to ‘pit bottom’ where you will ‘live the experience’ of life as a miner and hear from your guide about the hazards and tasks miners endured as part of their daily work.
On the surface visit the Visitor Centre where admission is free. Here you will find an indoor reconstruction of a period village street displaying the domestic and commercial life of the Valleys.
On the first floor you will find ‘Level One’ - our contemporary Art Gallery & Café, with stunning views of the lower Rhondda Valleys its a great place to relax over coffee, meet friends for lunch and enjoy the regularly changing programme of exhibitions, exclusive artworks, ceramics and jewellery.
For younger visitors the excitement continues with a visit to the Energy Zone. Looking for somewhere to take the kids to burn off that bottled up energy? Then the Energy Zone at Rhondda Heritage Park is the prefect place to go! This safe and friendly environment is the perfect place to unwind and relax while the little ones explore all that is on offer.
It is a fully-equipped safe place to play with swings, slide, Zip Wire, sand pit and toddlers' play area. A bright outdoor play area for children up to 13 years.Age two and over £2.00(Late Admission after 2pm £1.00)Open Tuesday - Saturday 10:30am – 4:30pm (Summer opening time) (weather permitting)Please check alternative opening times .
Whatever the weather, your visitors will enjoy a visit to Rhondda Heritage Park.A living testament to the mining communities of the world famous Rhondda Valleys, Rhondda Heritage Park offers you a fascinating insight into the rich culture and character of the South Wales Valleys. Ex-miners will accompany your visitors on a 40-minute underground tour before you explore the indoor period village street that displays the domestic and commercial life of the Valleys. Additional facilities include a visitor centre, art gallery and café. Ample coach parking is available on site. Group discounts offered.
A variety of tour times to suit scheduleGroup discountFree entry for coach driver and group leaderFree refreshment for coach driver and group leaderAmple coach parking with easy access from A4058