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Address: Park Buildings Park Road, Pontypool NP4 6JH, Wales
Phone Number: +44 1495 752036
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A worthwhile visit

Great small museum. We took our 9 year old grand daughter who completed the quiz on the way around. Afew hands on exhibits for the younger ones and interesting exhibits of... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
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Gwent
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great small museum. We took our 9 year old grand daughter who completed the quiz on the way around. Afew hands on exhibits for the younger ones and interesting exhibits of Japanware and ICI Fibres. My Dad worked there for years and I have fond memories of the parties, tennis courts etc growing up. There is a charge , we... More 

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Pontypool, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016

Interesting informative exhibitions/ Paintings /excellent café./lots of items from the past, bringing back many memories.

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Thank Jennifer M
Pontypool, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2016

Lots to see and do - childrens activities, quizzes and hands on, DVDs etc... as well as displays of artefacts and texts

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2016 via mobile

Lovely welcome, interesting exhibits. Fabulous small tea room. Lovely atmosphere. Next door to Pontypool Park. Take note St Albans High School in very close proximity so you may not want to visit museum around 3pm when the pupils are leaving school.

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Pontypool, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 June 2016

Japanware not my thing but still it s all good history .Lots of other things related to Pontypool area of interest there. It s only a small place but well worth the hour or so you will take to see the exhibits, You can even get a cup of coffee,

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1 Thank alanp145
Pontypool, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 April 2016 via mobile

Spent a few hours looking around the museum, nothing specific but just walked around taking in the exhibits and the local information and displays.

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Wales
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 March 2016

This is a fantastic museum with a great range of things to see. Everything from the world famous ‘Japanware’ which Pontypool was famous for; to fine art, mining memorabilia, local historical objects and a collection of Pontypool RFC items (including the famous Groggs!) The museum also has an art gallery with changing exhibits and a permanent exhibition of fine art.... More 

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Pontypool, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 March 2016

A museum that concentrates on the history of the Torfaen area, the industry railways and in particular Pontypool Japanware, Iron works and life in the 18th and 19th centuries,

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Pontypool, United Kingdom
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52 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2016 via mobile

A museum housed in the old stable block of the house (now a school). It has a vast amount of information about Pontypool and the local area. A lovely tea room also. It is not huge but is well worth a visit!

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56 reviews
31 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2015

Great although not a big museum, I feel it should be free to get in or a donation on the way out thank you.

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