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Educational trips to Blaenavon World Heritage Site  
Children outside cottages at Blaenavon Ironworks (Copyright CADW)
Educational trips to Blaenavon World Heritage Site
Blaenavon World Heritage Site Sign (c) Visit Wales
Educational trips to Blaenavon World Heritage Site
Wood pile at Big Pit National Coal Museum (c) Visit Wales

Resources and links to online information


  • KS2/3 versions of World Heritage and Blaenavon films
  • Audio narratives based on 10 monologues at WHC


  • Coity Tip Trail (Big Pit) - Resources to support a school visit to Coity Tip. This former colliery spoil heap is now a mini nature reserve and ideal for family walks and out of classroom learning – especially science and geography. www.museumwales.ac.uk/coitytip

Teachers’ Resources:

  • Activities to support a visit to the Blaenavon Industrial Landscape (produced by Fourteen Locks Canal Centre and Forgotten Landscapes Project) at resources.hwb.wales.gov.uk/VTC/2011-12/thematic-approach/fourteen-locks/index.html
  • Pickets, Police and Politics (Big Pit National Coal Museum) - A learning resource for secondary schools about the 1984-5 Miner’s Strike. This includes oral testimony and images at www.museumwales.ac.uk/2522
  • Children of the Revolution (Big Pit National Coal Museum) - Children of the Revolution is our interactive learning resource created in partnership with Newport LEA to increase understanding of children’s living and working conditions in the nineteenth century. It includes spreadsheet activities, mapping exercises, virtual tours and downloadable sheets at www.museumwales.ac.uk/bigpit/learning/resources/
  • Blaenavon by David Maddox, Martin Williams, Angharad Williams - NGfL Cymru - This unit contains three interactive history resources. The activities are intended to contribute to the development of historical and key skills. As part of the locality investigation there is an opportunity for pupils to study various topics using a range of sources including plans, photographs, aerial photographs, reconstruction drawings, an animation, census returns, maps and Royal Commission reports. The activities develop an understanding of how the past is interpreted by historians and encourages pupils to reflect on what has been learnt. resources.hwb.wales.gov.uk/VTC/2008-09/history/blaenavon/index.html
  • Coal Stories: Working & Living in a coal & iron communities by Gill Foley, Martin Williams, David Maddox. A look at people’s working and home lives in coal communities in 19th and early 20th Wales. resources.hwb.wales.gov.uk/VTC/2008-09/history/coal_stories/index.html

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