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Industrial action at Big Pit - 25th and 28th March 2016
Please note that due to industrial action, Big Pit National Coal Museum will be closed between 9am and 1pm on Friday 25 and Monday 28 March
World Heritage Parade to celebrate towns past and present
World Heritage Day organisers have met with local school children to plan this year's parade
Photo and Story Contest
OurWorldHeritage is a social media campaign where people are invited to share their unique world heritage stories and experiences with UNESCO's global community.
Big Pit is looking for people of all ages to join our People's Panel and help support the work that we do and bring in fresh ideas.
Blaenavon joins in with Earth Hour – the global celebration of our brilliant planet
200 Year Anniversary of St Peter's School
St Peter's School built in 1816 was founded by Sarah Hopkins when she recognised a need to provide free education for the children of Blaenavon. 200 years on the school is now the Blaenavon World Heritage Centre and Library. This April there will be an exhibition and launch event to celebrate 200 years of this beautiful and important building. More information to follow soon!
Harry Potter Book Night
About 40 young witches, wizards and other magical folk took part in Torfaen Libraries' celebration of national Harry Potter Book Night this week.
WWF's Earth Hour
Blaenavon World Heritage Centre joins Head 4 Arts in raising awareness of environmental issues through the WWF Earth Hour Campaign
Re-opening of Blaenavon Community Museum
The re-opening of the new Blaenavon Community Museum has been postponed until Monday 29 February as they are waiting for building work to be undertaken to improve one of the rooms
Blaenavon Winter Wonderland events
Young aspiring chefs will be able to improve their culinary skills at the Blaenavon Winter Wonderland next month
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National Lottery Heritage Funding
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