Blaenavon Community Museum

Blaenavon Community Museum
  • Location:Blaenavon
  • Type:Museum

Based in the magnificent Workmen’s Hall and run by a team of friendly volunteers, the Blaenavon Community Museum celebrates the proud cultural heritage of Blaenavon and the south Wales coalfield.

Come and explore a variety of exhibitions that help explain Blaenavon’s society in the 19th and 20th centuries. 

Also on display are the personal effects of the famous novelist Alexander Cordell (1914-1997), author of the international bestseller Rape of the Fair Country (1959).
The museum has an extensive family and local history archive. Research can be arranged in exchange for a donation. The volunteers also hold FREE weekly family history sessions in conjunction with the Blaenavon World Heritage Centre and Library (Fridays, 10am-1pm).

Opening outside normal hours may be arranged, depending on the availability of the volunteers.

  • Disabled Access:Yes
  • Suitable for Educational Visits:Yes
  • Suitable for Groups:Yes

    We are able to accept group bookings with prior planning for over 10 people.

  • Suitable for Families:Yes
Contact Details
Opening Hours
  • Monday10am-3pm
  • Tuesday10am-3pm
  • WednesdayClosed
  • ThursdayClosed
  • Friday10am-3pm
  • Saturday10am-1pm
  • SundayClosed
  • Adult:£2.00
  • Child:Under 16's Free