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.