Rhondda Heritage Park

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Lewis Merthyr Colliery Coed Cae Road
Vale of Glamorgan
CF37 2NP

The Rhondda Heritage Park based at the former Lewis Merthyr Colliery, Trehafod, is one of the top heritage and cultural visitor attractions in South Wales and provides a fun and interesting day out for individuals, groups, school children and students. First port of call is The Visitor Centre which houses the Art Gallery, Level One Café , Gift Shop and period re-constructed village street. Admission to this area is free except on special event days. underground mining Tour features a fully guided tour with ex-miners and involves a tour of the pit head buildings and a trip 'underground' to experience the life of a coal miner. Rhondda Heritage Park is also home to the Energy Zone Childrens Play Area. There is an admission charge for the Underground Experience & Energy Zone.

Further information

Opening Hours:

Tuesday - Saturday 10:30am - 4:30pm Underground Tours run daily form 11am please call to book a tour. Closed: Christmas Day - January 1st


Adults: £3.95 Concession: £3.35 Children: £2.75 Family (4): £11.20 Entry to the museum is FREE, Charges are for underground mining tours.

Travel directions:

By Road Signposted from junction 32 of the M4 to the A470 Pontypridd. Rhondda Heritage Park is located between Pontypridd and Porth. Ample free coach and car parking available on site Reserved disabled parking By Train From Cardiff Central Station to Trehafod (home of Rhondda Heritage Park) the service runs every half an hour ( Mon – Sat) Enquires : 08457 484950 By Bus Details of the number 132 and X32 buses can be found on the Stagecoach website. By Cycle Using the National Cycle Network the Park is only 4km/2.5 miles from Pontypridd Town Centre using the section Pontypridd to Porth.

Upcoming events:

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Facilities and services


  • Baby changing facilities
  • Children's play area
  • Education facilities available
  • Facilities for private functions and events
  • Meeting room available
  • Object study facilities available (enquire in advance)
  • Parking for coaches
  • Parking for disabled available
  • Picnic area
  • Reception and lunch facilities for educational groups
  • Refreshments
  • Restaurant
  • Shop
  • Study facilities
  • Toilets for disabled

Facilities information:

Disabled Access The site is fully accessible to disabled visitors although access underground is not currently available to wheelchair users due to the risk associated with emergency evacuation. It is highly unlikely that this eventuality will occur but visitors should be aware of this risk. Please contact us on 01443 682036 should you wish to discuss your requirements.


  • Brochure or leaflet available with directions to museum
  • Direct teaching services for schools
  • Events and resources for children and families
  • Guided tours
  • Information point provided
  • Object identification and/or written enquiry service
  • Pre-booking service for groups
  • Primary school education service available
  • Secondary school education service available
  • Teaching/resources available for HE/FE students
  • Touch exhibits

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