We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Open today: 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Save
Share
Review Highlights
Can we go down a pit?

Now this was just fantastic- we didn’t know what to expect when we went in- we opted for the tour... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
sarah f
via mobile
Knowledgeable guide Graham made the visit!

It's not the Big Pit, but still gives a great insight into the tough life miners had and we got to... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
SCS
,
Dublin
Read all 191 reviews
69
All photos (69)
Full view
Certificate of Excellence
Traveller Overview
  • Excellent62%
  • Very good23%
  • Average12%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“ex miner”(18 reviews)
“coal mining”(7 reviews)
About
Rhondda Heritage Park is situated on the former Lewis Merthyr Colliery, once a thriving coal mine now preserved as a tourist attraction. With a brand new museum and Italian themed cafe for 2017, plus added experiences on the Black Gold Experience...more
Closed Now
Hours Today: 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
See all hours
Contact
Coedcae Road | Trehafod, Pontypridd, Cardiff CF37 2NP, Wales
Website
+44 1443 682036
Top Selling Tours & Activities in and around Cardiff
from US$ 16.20
More Info
from US$ 16.20
More Info
from US$ 36.40
More Info
from US$ 36.40
More Info
Reviews (191)
Filter reviews
189 results
Traveller rating
116
43
24
4
2
Traveller type
Time of year
LanguageEnglish
116
43
24
4
2
Show reviews that mention
All reviewsex minercoal miningthe underground tourabove groundlamp roomsanta experiencehard hatscoal facepit headart works on displayliving locallyfather christmaslovely guidefantastic insightyour doorstepplenty of car parkinggift shop
FilterEnglish
Updating list...
1 - 10 of 189 reviews
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Now this was just fantastic- we didn’t know what to expect when we went in- we opted for the tour with an ex miner- it was fantastic and very informative- also emotional. Real history not to long ago bought to real life by those in...More

Thank sarah f
Reviewed 6 days ago

It's not the Big Pit, but still gives a great insight into the tough life miners had and we got to learn a lot about the conditions and running of a mine. Graham, ex miner now tour guide, was a font of knowledge and his...More

Thank SCS
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I can’t tell you how impressed my son and I were with the tour given by an ex miner that worked at the mine on Sunday. We were both amazed with the history and it was brilliantly presented. Museum history was informative and we really...More

Thank Hipflaskgirls
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Highly entertaining and informative underground tour by an ex miner. What an incredible opportunity to explore a mine and learn so much about it whilst also having fun. You are taken 90’ underground through a variety of tunnels and can see old mining gear as...More

1  Thank sue D
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I would like to mention that this is open every day apart from Monday. I had been wanting to visit here for a while and finally made my first visit today. Thoroughly enjoyed it, spent one hour here visited the museum, gift shop (which is...More

Thank helen n
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Visited with our three year old Grandson and whilst we did not do the full tour, he really enjoyed exploring and particularly enjoyed the playground which kept him amused for an hour or so. The café lean and nicely appointed, but not overly keen on...More

1  Thank Mike H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This park is about a 30 minute drive from Cardiff and a really interesting place to visit. Our guide through the 'mine', Graham, provided real insight into the life and history of the mine, and those that worked there. The visitor's centre has some good...More

Thank Lee J
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Great value tour. An amazing man called Graham who had been a miner since he was 15 takes you into 2 mining buildings and shows you all the machinery in action. Then you go down into the mine, very authentic feel, really interactive. No question...More

1  Thank Sophie W
Reviewed 13 July 2018

Its free to walk around but better to take the guided tour. No teenage guides but old retired miners who have lots of stories and information that keep you interested all the way round. Highlight is the virtual mine ride at the end, a bit...More

Thank Tom M
Reviewed 11 July 2018 via mobile

Absolutely amazing visit. Was very keen to learn more about the history of mining, was not disappointed. Highly recommend the tour, which does take you underground via a mining lift shaft. The tour guide Peter was an absolutely charming man, he was so knowledgeable and...More

Thank Neiceee
View more reviews
Questions & Answers
Ask a question
rachs18
27 May 2018|
Answer
Response from Scott T | Property representative |
Hi, yes Rhondda Heritage Park is open on Bank Holiday Monday. The tours are suitable for a mixture of age groups however you are unable to take a pushchair through the underground experience. It is dark in some areas but the... More
0
Votes
Maria P
5 September 2017|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
Response from majnz | Reviewed this property |
14 miles if you are driving
0
Votes
David N
3 April 2017|
Answer
Response from Catryn J | Reviewed this property |
I don't think the actual tour in the mine is wheelchair accessible. Quite a few steps and the surface is not even inside the actual mine. There is a visitors centre and shop which is wheelchair accessible and I believe... More
1
Vote