July – Things To Do

Storytelling and crafts

Storytelling & Crafts in the Library

Storytelling and crafts for children aged over 5 every Thursday throughout the summer school holidays from Thurs 27th July to 31st August

2:30 – 3:30pm  FREE

For more information go to www.visitblaenavon.co.uk





Summer Sunday at the World Heritage Centre

Sunday 30th July have afternoon tea to the accompaniment of Oakdale Silver Band.

2:00pm – 4:00pm  FREE

For more information go to www.visitblaenavon.co.uk


Railway Children TransportHeritage Railway Timetable

Diesel and steam trains will be running every weekend throughout July and on Wednesdays during school holidays.

Sat 1st, Sun 2nd, Sat 8th, Sat 15th, Sun 16th, Sat 22nd, Sun 23rd Weds 26th, Sat 29th & Sun 30th.

For more information on which trains will be running go to http://pontypool-and-blaenavon.co.uk/#/EventList





Big Pit National Mining Museum

Open as usual throughout the summer from 9:30am – 5:00pm (last entry 4:30pm) with underground tours every day.  Just as much to see above ground as underground so why not make a day of it.

FREE entrance. £3.00 to park.

For more information go to https://museum.wales/bigpit/


IronworksBlaenavon Ironworks

1st & 2nd July Steampunk returns to Blaenavon.

Today’s technology in Victorian style tells the story of industry through fun and games, music and fashion, art, comedy and good Victorian manners. Enjoy tea duelling and the Steampunk Olympics, as well as talks, rapping, demonstrations and craft stalls.

For more information go to cadw.gov.wales/daysout/blaenavonironworks

American Civil War


22nd & 23rd July American Civil War

Find out about the American Civil War at the Ironworks.  While the Iron being was made in Victorian Wales, what was happening when it reached the other side of the ocean in America, using the same Welsh Iron?!  Find the Welsh connection in American history.

Union and Confederate military camp & drill displays, living history, firepower demonstrations & skirmishes

For more information go to cadw.gov.wales/daysout/blaenavonironworks