The Man Engine Resurrection Tour

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Man EngineCome and wake up the Man Engine

In April 2018, the Man Engine Cymru will be touring Wales.
He is both an impressive symbol of world mining heritage and an ambassador for Welsh Coal Mining,
This year is “Wales Year of the Sea” so Man Engine will meet key historical characters on his route through the South Wales Coalfields to the sea in celebration of the achievements and to commemorate the sacrifices involved in this globally important story.

The Man Engine will only wake up and transform to his full 11.2metres when he is sung to, so come along to lend your voice to this unique celebration starting at Big Pit, the National Coal Mining Museum of Wales.

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The main event will take place at Blaenavon Ironworks, where you can watch as the Man Engine feeds the furnaces with Welsh coal from the Big Pit, creating the famous Blaenavon pig irons. At the Ironworks the Man Engine will meet Blaenavon Ironworkers, sparks fly and the fires roar and the world’s highest quality iron is once again drawn from the furnaces under the watchful eye of Sidney Gilchrist in an exciting afternoon of entertainment, where choirs, brass bands, blacksmiths and costumed characters will be waiting to welcome you.