Big Pit National Coal Museum

Big Pit National Coal Museum (Welsh: Pwll Mawr Amgueddfa Lofaol Cymru) is an industrial heritage museum in Blaenavon, Torfaen, Wales. A working coal mine from 1880 to 1980, it was opened to the public in 1983 under the auspices of the National Museum of Wales. The site is dedicated to operational preservation of the Welsh heritage of coal mining, which took place during the Industrial revolution.

Big Pit National Coal Museum
Pwll Mawr Amgueddfa Lofaol Cymru
Established1983
LocationBlaenavon, Wales
Coordinates51.7724°N 3.1050°W / 51.7724; -3.1050
Visitors129,396 (Fiscal year 2019)[1]
Websitewww.museum.wales/bigpit/

Located adjacent to the preserved Pontypool and Blaenavon Railway, Big Pit is part of the Blaenavon Industrial Landscape, a World Heritage Site, and an Anchor Point of the European Route of Industrial Heritage.


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