Current Opening Times of World Heritage Site Attractions

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With the Welsh Government COVID-19 Regulations being continually updated here is a list of the opening times for the World Heritage Attractions as they stand today (18th July 2021).

Blaenavon Ironworks

Pre-booked tickets are required for entry to the ironworks (see screenshot).

Opening times are:

Wednesday–Sunday 10am–5pm

Closed Monday and Tuesday

Ticketed timed entry only

To book a time specific ticket go to https://www.cadwmembership.service.gov.wales/events/

Tickets cost:

  • £5.50 per adult,
  • £18.00 per family (2 adults + 3 children),
  • £3.90 each 5-17yrs,
  • Under 5s or disabled & companion are FREE,
  • Over 65s £5.05,
  • Veterans/Armed Forces/NUS £3.90

Big Pit National Mining Museum

Opening times are Wednesdays – Sundays (closed Mon & Tues, except for Bank Holidays).
10:00am to 5:00pm but last entry is 3:30pm.

A pre-booked ticket is required. Tickets are FREE and can be booked at
Plan Your Visit to Big Pit National Coal Museum | National Museum Wales

This screenshot shows the areas open for visitors. There are no underground tours at the moment due to social distancing rules.

Blaenavon Heritage Railway

Pre-book your tickets at
2021 REOPENING | Blaenavon Railway (bhrailway.co.uk)

Blaenavon World Heritage Centre

Tourist Information and Visitors Centre opens 10:00am – 5:00pm Tuesday – Sunday (closed Mondays, except Bank Holidays)

Based in St. Peter’s Church School, the main exhibition hall displays a timeline of Blaenavon’s history alongside World History. The timeline starts in the early 1500s and works through the industrial revolution to present day Blaenavon.

Victorian Schoolroom and Film room are currently closed but hoping to re-open shortly.

Heritage Cafe opens 9:15am – 4:30pm Tuesday – Sundays (closed Mondays, except Bank Holidays).
(No hot meals after 3:45pm)