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Address: Blaenafon, Blaenavon NP4 9XP, Wales
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+44 29 2057 3650
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Take a unique underground tour of a real coalmine, where hundreds of men,...

Take a unique underground tour of a real coalmine, where hundreds of men, women and children once worked to extract the precious mineral that stoked furnaces and lit the household fires of the world.

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Very interesting and informative tour around the coal mine with hilarious guide called Steve. He made the tour hugely enjoyable and was especially attentive to the two boys on... read more

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Street, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
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Very interesting and informative tour around the coal mine with hilarious guide called Steve. He made the tour hugely enjoyable and was especially attentive to the two boys on our tour, aged 8 and 12, who I'm sure were made to feel special so I would recommend for families. Brought home the realities of coal mining through the ages. Not... More 

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Newbury, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Visited here over the Easter holidays. My kids (aged 7 & 8) really enjoyed going down the mine shaft. The tour was really interesting and the guide did a great job showing us around. I recommend the Old Bath Houses - which has been turned into a museum on the history of mining. It's a little militant but well worth... More 

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Gloucestershire
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The Big Pit is worth a visit if you are not squeamish about going underground in sometimes cramped or damp conditions. An old miner's lift takes you down 90 meters with a retired miner as a guide. The guide we had was amusing and made the whole tour of the mine very enjoyable. We were not allowed to take anything... More 

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Bridgend, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I live an hour away and have only now been here. Had a tour down the mine and the guide was very informative. walked all around the site afterwards and thoroughly enjoyed the whole experience. Its £3 to park the car but everything else if free. Well worth the parking fee.

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Midhurst,West Sussex
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

A true gem of a museum - where the stories and memories of every miner will hopefully be kept alive forever. Many thanks for a wonderful experience.

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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Took our grandson to Big Pit this morning,we had a really good time.£3.00 to park the car,no admission charges,within 5 minutes of arriving,a tour guide kitted us out with a safety helmet,complete with light and battery pack and our tour began.Our guide gave us a very comprehensive and informative guide,involved our grandson and gave us a very enjoyable tour.I would... More 

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If only for the underground tour - going down in the "cage" and seeing the tunnels was really interesting. Excellent tour guide, ex-miner, explaining everything.

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Blaenavon, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a unique museum in as much as it was a working mine and the underground tours are conducted by genuine miners - not all from Big Pit, some are from other mines in South Wales. You have to be old enough to carry a battery pack to go underground and not scared of the dark and damp, but... More 

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Have long meant to visit the Big Pit and finally went with my 7 year old son. We both thoroughly enjoyed it with so much of interest. The underground tour was an adventure with a former miner as guide - about an hour including getting kitted out, but there was plenty more in the exhibitions. The separate "King Coal" section... More 

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Just WOW! Big Pit really is a fantastic day out, very informative for adults and children alike. Friendly staff and lovely food in the canteen. Well done!

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