Blaenavon World Heritage Site - August News & Events.
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Summer Sundays at Blaenavon World Heritage Centre
Throughout August the grounds of the Blaenavon World Heritage Centre will be alive with the sound of music and dance as we continue to host our popular ‘Summer Sundays’ programme.
There will be music from female harmony group Mello D as well as the beautiful vocals of soloist Sarah Campbell Horner. Also in addition to the music we  have Dawnswyr Blaenavon performing traditional Welsh dancing.
Make the most of your Sundays with lunch or a cream tea at the Heritage Tearoom, put your feet up, enjoy the view and relax to live music and dance on the patio.
Performances take place on 2nd, 9th and 16th August from 2-4pm.
Telephone: 01495 742333

Blaenavon Ironworks 8th – 9th August Defence of Blaenavon – A Welsh Town at War
The return of this successful World War Two themed weekend event centred on Blaenavon Ironworks. Enjoy plays, living history displays, weapon displays and music. Painting a vivid picture of life during this troubled time. Listen to  real stories of life on the home front told by the firesides of Stack Square.
FREE event
10:30am – 4:00pm
Click here for more info
Family fun at Blaenavon World Heritage Centre 30th August 
There will be a day of family fun at Blaenavon World Heritage Centre on Sunday 30th August, 10-4pm.
Families can experience what lessons were like more than 150 years ago in a Victorian classroom with our strict Victorian school master. Take the Tell Tale Trail challenge around the Centre to understand what life was like through stories told by local school children.  In the afternoon there will be guided walks which will be suitable for families where you will learn all about the history and wildlife in this important landscape.
In addition to the Victorian fun there will also be a bouncy castle, face painting and craft marquee plus lots more in the grounds to keep everyone entertained!

For more details please contact the World Heritage Centre on 01495 742333. 
Blaenavon Heritage Railway
This month sees the start of our regular Wednesday service for the whole of the month.  On the Sunday and Monday of the Bank Holiday Weekend we have our very popular transport rally with vintage vehicles including a bus. Furness Sidings Station is the place to head for to join the train as there is ample free parking.
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Wales Valleys Walking Festival
15th September: Blaenavon Industrial Landscape Walk

For more information about this walk and others in the area visit the website.

Blaenavon Autumn Fair


Saturday 26 September, 11am-4pm with food demonstrations, craft market and children activities.  For more information please contact 01495 742333.



Museum’s Young Volunteers Learn about Blaenavon
Blaenavon Community Heritage Museum boasts a team of committed volunteers aged 18 to 81, who work together to protect, present and learn about the Blaenavon World Heritage Site. Recently, the museum’s young volunteers have been exploring Blaenavon with renowned local historian John Evans, ensuring expertise is passed from one generation to the next.

The UK UNESCO World Heritage Youth Summit is now open for entries!
Are you aged 13-17? Why not get together this summer with a group of friends and create a piece of artwork or media and get free places to attend the prestigious Youth Summit being held in Blaenavon this year! Go on… get out there!
For full terms and condition visit


Youth Ambassadors
Aged 13-25? Do you want to help out running the UK UNESCO World Heritage Youth Summit this year? With full training, the chance to make a real difference to World Heritage Management, and fun trips around the UK seeing other World Heritage Sites ;  join the World Heritage Youth Ambassadors today! Meets every Tuesday evening , including the  school summer holidays at Blaenavon World Heritage Centre 6.30pm


New Blaenavon Post Office 
Blaenavon Town Council warmly welcomes the new post office, opening in the newly expanded Artie Craftie, also recognising the excellent commitment to the town by Chris Rowles the outgoing postmaster for maintaining service during the changeover to the new facility. 

Blaenavon Library on the Move
Over the next two weeks staff at Blaenavon Library are preparing to move from their current location in Lion Street to their new home at Blaenavon World Heritage Centre. Blaenavon Library will officially re-open in the Heritage Centre on Tuesday 11th August at 10am.
The new opening times for the Heritage Centre and Library are:
Tuesday – Sunday (& Bank Holiday Mondays) 10am – 5pm
Limited library service on Sundays & Bank Holidays
Torfaen Customer Care
Tuesday – Friday 10.00am – 3.00pm
Heritage Tearoom
Tuesday – Sunday 9.15am-4.30pm


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