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Pontypridd Museum

Bridge Street, Pontypridd CF37 4PE, Wales
+44 1443 490748
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Chapel to good use!

An unspoilt gem . Interesting local history and characters. Original fittings including the... read more

Reviewed 6 September 2017
Jane W
Very interesting and a calm place to be

Great little museum, very relaxed atmosphere, great models upstairs and nice local art gallery... read more

Reviewed 28 July 2017
Matt J
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History museum and art gallery, Ponty Museum is a great place to spend a couple of hours investigating the town's history, its popular people and seeing the temporary exhibition. Rooms for renting are available and used by regular groups as well as for special events. For more information please contact enquiries@pontypriddmuseum.org.uk or call us on 01443-490748. We look forward to your visit!
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“local history” (6 reviews)
“old bridge” (3 reviews)
“worth a visit” (4 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Bridge Street, Pontypridd CF37 4PE, Wales
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Reviewed 6 September 2017

An unspoilt gem . Interesting local history and characters. Original fittings including the upstairs balcony and the lovely organ taking pride of place. Well presented displays that include the local people.. I would go again . The Chapel sits next to the river and the...More

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Reviewed 28 July 2017

Great little museum, very relaxed atmosphere, great models upstairs and nice local art gallery downstairs

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Reviewed 10 April 2017

The museum relates the history of Pontypridd in detail with references to Brown Lennox and the building of the arched bridge over the river Taff well worth a visit

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Reviewed 25 March 2017

The museum was formerly a chapel, and this has been somewhat kept the same way. The chapel organ dominates the inside. Only small but the museum shows many events and for children during the year, and hosts various events ie The Pontypridd Camera Club Exhibition...More

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Reviewed 3 March 2017

Excellent displays, very helpful friendly knowledgable staff.Plenty of leaflets etc. for local places of interest.

Thank Elaine L
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Reviewed 3 March 2017

We have visited the museum on many occasions. We are currently writing a history of one of Wales' most famous companies for their 175th anniversary plus we compile a booklet every year for a family gathering where people from all over UK, South Africa, Canada,...More

Thank Heather G
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Reviewed 13 February 2017

small compact converted chaple full of history of local people who have made a name on the world stage and of local history such as the nearby Old bridge built in 1756 and which had the widest single span , Staff are very knowledgeable and...More

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Reviewed 15 November 2016

I and 5 other friends wandered in here at the beginning of our 8.6 mile walk around Pontypridd and the common land around and about. This is a converted old chapel, the Tabernacle I believe. Lots of history here and has a fantastic ceiling which...More

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Reviewed 26 October 2016

Latest, went to see the railway exhibition, and impressed by the layouts, was very tempted to go out and buy a train set afterwards. Try to pay a visit to the museum when in Pontypridd, wher the staff are friendly and helpful and knowledgeable. Entrance...More

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Reviewed 4 October 2016

I regularly shop in Pontypridd but yesterday went to the Museum - wow, fantastic! The receptionists, one male and one female were so interesting, their local knowledge was amazing. The building was a Baptist chapel in the past, the original organ is still there. The...More

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PontyMuseum, Manager at Pontypridd Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 5 October 2016

Hi Mezw, thank you so much for your very kind review, we are so glad you enjoyed your visit. Please let us know if there's any suggestions you have for how we could improve the experience for other visitors. Also keep an eye on our...More

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