Facilities & Visiting


  • Designated coach and car parking opposite site entrance. 
  • Toilets with hand washing facilities on site 
  • Visitor centre with gift shop 
  • Free site map & guide to the cottages & company shop 
  • Free teacher guide


Self-led school visits to the Blaenavon Ironworks are free of charge but it is essential that booking is made in advance as the site has a limited visitor capacity. We regret that groups arriving without booking may be refused entry. Visits can be self-led by teaching staff or facilitated by professional guides who can be booked and paid for by the school.

If you wish to make use of the education discovery room, it is essential that you indicate this when booking your visit. Please visit the learning and discovery pages of the Cadw website for further information and downloadable booking form at www.cadw.gov.wales.

Blaenavon Ironworks is a sloping site with a variety of surfaces and visitors should wear sensible footwear. Much of the site is outdoors and visitors should wear warm, waterproof clothing. The cottages are small; pupils should visit them in groups of no more than six or seven pupils. Detailed site guidebooks are available either on site or from Cadw Sales: 01443 336092 at a 25% teacher discount only.

For bookings and information on current opening times, please contact: Blaenavon Ironworks on 01495 792615
Blaenavon Ironworks, North Street, Blaenavon, Torfaen, NP4 9RQ

For educational enquiries, please contact: Adrienne Goodenough on 01443 336142 or adrienne.goodenough@wales.gsi.gov.uk or visit www.cadw.gov.wales