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Cardiff Marriott Hotel

Mill Lane  Cardiff  Wales  CF10 1EZ  United Kingdom 

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Visitor's Guide: Cardiff

Big Pit National Coal Museum

Coal-Mining Experience
  • Neighborhood: Outside the City
  • Category: Guided Tours
  • Hours: Mo to Su from 09:30 AM to 05:00 PM
  • Accessible for persons with disabilities: yes


Blaenavon Pwll Mawr, or Big Pit National Coal Museum, is one of the few places where you can experience life as a coal miner. Once a working colliery, now a museum, a fascinating guided tour takes you 90 meters (300 feet) underground to the mine workings. On the surface, look around the exhibitions in the colliery buildings and take time to visit the gift shop and cafeteria. Warm clothes and sensible footwear are strongly advised, and the underground tour is not suitable for children under five.

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