The phased re-opening of the Blaenavon World Heritage Centre

The facilities at the Blaenavon World Heritage Centre will be gradually reopening from the beginning of September.

The Heritage Café will reopen to customers on Tuesday 1st September, whilst the World Heritage Centre exhibition, gift shop and Tourist Information Centre will be re-opening Tuesday 8th September. 

Councillor Joanne Gauden, executive member for economy, skills and regeneration, said: “We are looking forward to welcoming visitors back to the Heritage Centre so they can enjoy the facilities on offer, including the ‘Blaenavon Story’ Exhibition, gift shop, well-stocked tourist information centre, and the Heritage Café with spectacular views over the Coity Mountain.

“Staff want to make your visit as safe and enjoyable as possible, therefore social distancing measures have been put in place including a one-way system, and hand sanitizer is available throughout the building. There will also be a toilet available for customers to use.”

Councillor Alan Jones, Blaenavon World Heritage Champion, said: “The phased re-opening of the Heritage Centre is fantastic news. The Blaenavon World Heritage Site has so much to offer visitors, and the history of the area is fascinating.

“Take a look at the Visit Blaenavon website to plan your day in the World Heritage Site. We look forward to welcoming you to the area.”

The Victorian School Room and Film Room will remain closed for time being, but visitors can enjoy the ‘Blaenavon Story’ which tells the story of the Blaenavon World Heritage Site and its importance, which led to it being given World Heritage Site Status.

For further information about the Blaenavon World Heritage Centre visit www.visitblaenavon.co.uk, phone 01495 742333or email Blaenavon.tic@torfaen.gov.uk

Posted on: Tuesday 25th August 2020