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Cefn Coed Colliery Museum

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Cefn Coed Colliery Museum

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Jackie Ann Morris wrote a review Oct 2019
Hertfordshire, United Kingdom141 contributions59 helpful votes
We turned up at this wonderful museum not realising it was closed for the season however, the two members of staff who were there were most accommodating and invited to see the areas that were not closed off. Owain showed us around, his passion for the museum, enthusiasm and knowledge made for an absolutely fascinating few hours spent in this hidden gem. We cant wait to return next season to see how the restoration work to the pit head has progressed. Thank you Owain!
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Date of experience: October 2019
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Diana D wrote a review Aug 2019
Cardiff, United Kingdom56 contributions57 helpful votes
We had set out for another venue only to discover they had a special event on so exploring nearby we found this little jewel of a museum. My husband grew up in another mining village so he was thrilled to find this one in restoration preservation mode. A very warm welcome from the guide who gave us an introduction...so many exhibits to read and view..the main event was the working winding engine mechanism ...definitely worth a visit.
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Date of experience: August 2019
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CathodeFollower wrote a review Aug 2019
Oxted, United Kingdom105 contributions70 helpful votes
This museum doesn't look very impressive from the road - but it is certainly worth a visit. On arrival, we were welcomed by being given a personal introduction to the mine. They mined anthracite here. Although we were not able to go underground, we were able to walk through a depiction of mine conditions at ground level before going on to see the boiler house and the winding engine - but the museum is not just about the machinery of mining - it's about the communities which grew up round the mines and the conditions in which people lived - and the friendly staff gave well-informed answers to all our questions.
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Date of experience: July 2019
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Dan B wrote a review Aug 2019
Norwich, United Kingdom5 contributions16 helpful votes
We drove past this as we are staying near by; we hadn’t researched it and so didn’t have very high (or indeed) any expectations. However, it was a real gem. We were shown around by Ray, an ex-Miner. The underground exhibit was brilliant for our 10 and 7 year olds and all the machinery and information overground was excellent too. Ray was insightful and a really lovey chap. Highly recommended for a couple of hours historical enjoyment.
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Date of experience: August 2019
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weekend-explorers wrote a review Jul 2019
Birtley, United Kingdom51 contributions93 helpful votes
We came across this museum late in the day on our way back to our campsite. Despite it being near to closing time we were made very welcome and not made to feel we had to rush to leave. The staff are great, very friendly and knowledgeable. The displays bring to life what it would have been like to work in mining in those days. The museum is a work in progress with a lot of plans for the future. Well worth a visit even more so because it was free. We wished we had had more time to look around and will certainly call again in the future
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Date of experience: July 2019
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