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Rhondda Heritage Park

Open Now: 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Open today: 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
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Piece of titanic’s coal!!!

Last visited this place about 2017, this recent visit totally blew my mind. It’s had a complete... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Ebbw Vale, United Kingdom
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Great visit

At the moment there is a Santa Toy Mine experience trip that you can do . Also in November and... read more

Reviewed 29 November 2018
Aberdare, United Kingdom
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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
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Coedcae Road | Trehafod, Pontypridd, Cardiff CF37 2NP, Wales
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Last visited this place about 2017, this recent visit totally blew my mind. It’s had a complete refurbishment which now incorporates a simulator and a trip down in the cage to the underground tour. Previous to this the tour wasn’t that interesting and you didn’t...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 17 December 2018 via mobile

We were visiting good friends in the area and were treated to this visit. Everything was going well, right up until the animated Reindeer started his speech. We thought “ how lovely” then he wished that ONLY “ hope you WELSH boys and girls have...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 6 December 2018 via mobile

We’ve just come back from the Santa Toy Mine experience. We heard good reviews about it so thought our boys (4yrs and 6yrs) would love it. The actual place looks great, the little shops in the building are lovely especially the chocolate shop and lady...More

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank helpink
Reviewed 3 December 2018

From start to finish, this attraction was thrown together, unorganised and totally dis-heartening. Ruined the magic of visiting santa, children were made to 'pose' with their gift that came unwrapped in a Rhondda Heritidge Park plastic bag. Terrible lighting, terrible photography, awful 'Elf', he obviously...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 29 November 2018 via mobile

At the moment there is a Santa Toy Mine experience trip that you can do . Also in November and December there are a lot of Craft Hut selling hand made gifts

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank JohnAberdare
Reviewed 2 November 2018 via mobile

We traveled over an hour to visit the Rhondda Heritage Park only to be told when we arrived that the only thing we were allowed to see was the exhibition inside. We were refused entry to everything else because they were getting ready for a...More

Date of experience: October 2018
3  Thank Voyage32628425027
Reviewed 14 October 2018

Wanted to visit here as my ancestors worked in the coal mines in the Rhondda Valley, so figured it was a good place to start learning. The tours are on the hour, so we managed to get the 1pm tour. There were 7 of us...More

Date of experience: October 2018
2  Thank Ewan B
Reviewed 13 October 2018 via mobile

We arrived when it first opened, eagerly wanting to learn about the mining industry. Our tour guide Graham, an ex-miner for 20 years, was articulate, personable, and very informative. He brought alive the daily perils encountered by miners in various jobs and explained changes in...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank estela50
Reviewed 2 October 2018

We travelled over 85 miles one way especially to visit this historic site, as it was advertised as "free site Entry" on 22nd of September as part of CADW "Open Doors" When we arrived we were told free entry to the site, but underground tours...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank rotarymowerman
ScottT2886, Manager at Rhondda Heritage Park, responded to this reviewResponded 21 October 2018

Hi, Sorry to hear your experience was not what you had expected when you visited on 22nd September 2018. As advertised our site is indeed free to visit and this included the Black Gold Exhibition upstairs in the visitors centre, The periodic shops in the...More

Reviewed 28 August 2018

We visited for Christmas last year and it was very impressive. Children had a great time and it was a brilliant insight into the past. Recommended

Date of experience: December 2017
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27 May 2018|
Response from ScottT2886 | 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
5 September 2017|
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Response from merlin a | Reviewed this property |
14 miles if you are driving
David N
3 April 2017|
Response from catrynj | 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