Blaenavon World Heritage Site August News & Events.
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Blaenavon World Heritage Centre – Annual Photographic Exhibition 
From 8 July – 17 August 
The annual photographic exhibition of the Cwmbran Photographic Society is being held in the Gallery of the Blaenavon World Heritage Centre, open Tuesday to Sunday inclusive, with a mixture of photographs of the local area and further afield. Admission Free -                       Tel: 01495 742333
Teddy Bears Picnic at Blaenavon World Heritage Centre
On Sunday 10 August - 2pm - 4pm
Fun and games with Mad Mel        
There are lots of things happening over the summer period at Blaenavon World Heritage Centre please click here for more events. – 01495 742333
Summer Fun at the Railway                          The railway will be running on Wednesdays during August as well as Saturdays and Sundays. As always first trains are at 11.00. There are two special events this month, the Family Fun Weekend on 9th and 10th when youngsters will be able to try a range of activities, with fun and games galore plus, of course, a ride on the train.
On Sunday 24th and Monday 25th the ever popular transport rally takes place with a huge range of classic and vintage vehicles on view. You will also be able to ride on a vintage bus as well as the vintage train. Visit our website. 
Summer at Big Pit National Coal Museum
Miners’ Fortnight, from Monday 28 July – Friday 8 August, 11am-4pm, we will have family activities for children of all ages with games, dressing up, crafts and more.
Free entry, but a small charge may apply to some activities.


Bethlehem Chapel - Where to next? 
We are very excited that the rebuilding and renovation of Bethlehem Chapel has begun. We are hoping that the school room will be ready for Heritage Day and that you will come in to see it.
We are conscious that Bethlehem is a key building in a prominent position in the town, so the church is asking for community input on the best way forward. 
Many people believe that today's church is irrelevant in their lives and is out of touch. We are determined to change that view and would appreciate your input in that change.               
Please talk to us by e-mailing: /


WW1 County Exhibition Launch
Torfaen County Borough Council launched its county exhibition this week at the World Heritage Centre, “100. The Great War. The Terrible War” to commemorate Torfaen’s contribution both at home and away in the First World War.
The exhibition is the culmination of a project which worked in partnership with Head for Arts, and was funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund’s (HLF) First World War: then and now program.
The first day attracted more than 70 visitors. 
For more information, please visit  or please contact Ashleigh Taylor, Community Heritage Development Officer, on 01633 648209 or e-mail 


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