Blaenavon World Heritage Site - October 2015 News & Events.
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Halloween at the Heritage Centre, Tuesday 27th – Friday 30th October

This Halloween half term there will be lots of spooky goings on for all ages at the Blaenavon World Heritage Centre!In the Library there will be spooky story telling at  10.30 and 1.30pm Tuesday – Friday, suitable for younger children.The main exhibition will have Halloween ‘make and take’ crafts running 11am – 1 pm and 1.30pm – 4pm daily, cost £1 per make.There will also be a Gruesome Treasure Trail in and around the grounds of the Heritage Centre and St Peter’s Churchyard.

Join us for a frightfully fun time!! For further information click here.

Big Pit National Coal Museum

Come along and have a 'hoot' with us this half term, 26–30 October, 12pm-4pm making crafty owls and other autumn-themed crafts. Small charge will apply.
Don’t forget that Big Pit is free, and as well as the world famous underground tour you can visit our exciting interactive galleries and Pithead Baths exhibition.

For further information click here.
Blaenavon Heritage Railway 

October means it’s time for the extremely popular Hallowe’en event at the railway – be prepared to be scared and dress to scare others! Trains run on 30th and 31st October between 5pm and 9pm.
During October bookings will open for our Santa specials in December – these are always popular and fill up quickly so check our website for details and bookings. A gift from Santa for every child and sherry and mince pies for the adults.
Blaenavon Ironworks

A Spooky Halloween Day on 31st October featuring  trails, thrills  and chills along with Haunted History and Folklore Evening Tours for adults  on both 27th and 31st October mean that there’s plenty taking place at Blaenavon Ironworks.

For further information click here.

Blaenfest rocked back in to Blaenavon via an excursion to Pontypool’s Dragonffli on Saturday 30th of August for a day of music with 15 bands over 2 days and 3 stages, fun and fundraising for the Neon Youth Club with over £1000 raised.


Kennard Visit 

The volunteers of Blaenavon Community Museum recently welcomed David Kennard, the direct descendant of three generations of Blaenavon Ironmasters. Mr Kennard has kindly offered to loan artefacts relating to his illustrious ancestors for display in the museum when it reopens at the Workmen’s Hall.


Discover Your Ancestors! 

If you want to learn more about your family history or the Blaenavon area, why not come along to the free sessions being held by the volunteers of Blaenavon Community Museum at the World Heritage Centre & Library? Family history sessions are held on Thursdays from 10am-1pm and local studies surgeries on Sunday mornings. All welcome


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