Blaenavon World Heritage Centre

Blaenavon World Heritage Centre
  • Location:Blaenavon
  • Type:Heritage site

The Blaenavon World Heritage Centre is the ideal starting point for your visit to the area. Located in the sympathetically restored former St. Peter’s School, it provides an overview of how the stories of Blaenavon Industrial Landscape are of global importance. 

You can browse the traditional displays and videos that illustrate the extraordinary history of the area and you can delve deeper into the history of Blaenavon by using interactive touch screens to explore a range of topics, including standards of living, geology, transport systems and World Heritage.

You can also visit the town’s library situated on the upper floor of the building. The centre has a well stocked gift shop where you can choose from a range of locally themed products. During a visit you may also read your emails whilst enjoying an excellent meal or refreshments at the Wi-Fi enabled Heritage Café which overlooks St Peter’s Churchyard.

The centre is the starting point for several walks around the Blaenavon Industrial Landscape; the onsite Tourist Information Centre has a wide selection of walks leaflets for you to choose from.

The centre also offers specialised education provision for schools, a research facility and state of the art conference facilities. Call in to get your visit off to a flying start!


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

    We are able to accept group bookings with prior planning for over 50 people.Wet weather facilities available for school groups.On-site catering available

  • Suitable for Families:Yes
Contact Details
Opening Hours
  • MondayClosed
  • Tuesday10:00 - 17:00
  • Wednesday10:00 - 17:00
  • Thursday10:00 - 17:00
  • Friday10:00 - 17:00
  • Saturday10:00 - 17:00
  • Sunday10:00 - 17:00
  • OtherOpen Bank Holidays. Closed Christmas to New Year
  • Free Entry
  • Cafe
  • Car park
  • Coach drop off points and coach parking
  • Picnic area
  • Shop
  • Toilets