Blaenavon World Heritage Site - November 2015 News & Events.
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Blaenavon Winter Wonderland 2015

Blaenavon Heritage Town is gearing up for the annual Blaenavon Winter Wonderland on Saturday 5 December 11am-4pm, a real treat for all the family.  With a traditional Victorian fun fair and covered Christmas Market selling quality gifts.  Enjoy Christmas carols and festive fun while you explore this special Heritage Town.
Santa and his elves will be making a return visit with his real reindeer.  With a children’s Christmas cookery academy and Christmas craft workshops at Bethlehem Court, find something for all the family! 
This year we also welcome performances from Blaenavon Town Band, and the Blaenavon Heritage VC Primary School Choir.  Winter Wonderland will showcase this special Heritage Town featuring some unique independent shops, start your Christmas shopping in Blaenavon!
And make sure you visit the  Blaenavon World Heritage Centre  where Christmas craft activities for both children and adults will be taking place throughout the day. Enjoy Christmas Carols from the brass band whilst enjoying a mince pie and pot of tea at the Heritage Tea Room
For more information about the Winter Wonderland or Blaenavon Heritage Town please visit or  call 01495 742333. 

Heritage Railway 

Trains are filling up for the Blaenavon Heritage Railway’s Santa Specials. They are usually completely booked so don’t leave it too late. Each child gets a personalised present and the adults enjoy a sherry and mince pie. Bookings can be made on the website
2015 UNESCO UK World Heritage Youth Summit Conference

Between 20th – 22nd October the Blaenavon Industrial Landscape World Heritage Site successfully  hosted this unique event. It brought together young people not just from the UK but also from further afield to celebrate and discover how World Heritage and culture can change the world for the better. Inspiring speakers and exciting activities were enjoyed by all!


Big Pit Needs You!

We’re looking for people of all ages who would like to be involved in things that matter to them at Big Pit.
We’re hoping to set up forums to help us at Big Pit to plan and deliver various projects and opportunities to improve the experience of the museum.

So, whether you’re a teenager, a parent, a grandparent, a great-grandparent, retired, an ex -miner/coal industry worker, or just have an interest in our industrial heritage, we’d love to hear from you!
Give us a call on 029 2057 3666 or e-mail


Blaenavon Community Museum 

Blaenavon Community Museum has recently moved its collections into the Workmen’s Hall and hopes to re-open by early 2016. If you have artefacts relating to Blaenavon that you would be willing to loan/donate, or if you would like to volunteer, please email To discover more about the move, visit -


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