Big Pit National Coal Museum Half Term at Big Pit Join us every day from 26 May-3 June, and become a Big Pit Explorer with our trail and activity boxes. Plus, pop into the Play Lab for some under 5s soft play and adventure. For more details
Big Pit National Coal Museum For Freedom and Empire Exhibition until 24 June 2018 When the news broke on 4 August 1914 that Britain had joined the war against Germany and Austria-Hungary, many thought it would all be over by Christmas. No-one could have imagined how long the war would last, and how far-reaching its influence would be. The war had an immediate impact on the slate industry.
This exhibition explores the responses within the slate quarrying communities to the First World War recruitment campaign preceding conscription. Free and suitable for all More information
Blaenavon Workmen’s Hall Keeping up Appearances – A comedy by Roy Clarke
Stage version of the much loved TV series
Fri 4th May – Sat 5th May - £7
Check out the other events on during this month at the hall.
Blaenavon Workmen’s Hall Cinema Manon Live from the Royal Opera House – 3 May, 7:15pm
Kennethy MacMillan’s powerful telling of the tragic love story is a masterpiece of modern ballet, set to ravishing music by Massenet.
Ticket Price: £12.50 - £15
The Greatest Showman Sing-Along – 7 May, 7pm
Come and join us for a feel good sing along evening.
Ticket Price: £4 - £5* Box Office: 01495 792661
Pontypool and Blaenavon Railway
On Sunday 6th and Monday 7th May you will be able to see Marshall and Chase from Paw Patrol when they visit the railway. Space will be limited so advance booking is recommended via our website pbrly.co.uk.
On other weekends trains will run as normal from 11.00 with the last train at 3.45. Trains will also run on Wednesday 30th May during school half term. More information
Summer of Stories - Blaenavon Ironworks A celebration of Wales's oral traditions, held across several Cadw sites. Come and discover more as part of Summer of Stories at Blaenavon Ironworks on 1 June – 11am – 4pm. Free Entry.
Listen to stories based on historical characters, legends and myths from across Wales. Drop in to listen to a story based on Welsh culture and heritage.
Each story can last up to 30 minutes. No booking required.
Blaenavon World Heritage Day 2018 Saturday 30 June 11am – 4pm Come and join the fun and festivities at Blaenavon Heritage Town.
Heritage Costume Parade
Victorian Fun Fair
Live Music and street acts
A great family day out!
Father’s Day Feastival 17 June – 11am – 4pm Join us at Big Pit for food and drink stalls, free family entertainment, plus a free cuppa and welsh cake for Dad. Further details
French students visit Blaenavon Workmen’s Hall In March a party of French students from College Jules Ferry in Cambrai visited the area. They spent an afternoon at Blaenavon Workmen’s Hall with members of Dawnswyr Blaenafon who were wearing traditional Welsh costume. After initial reluctance from the boys, they spent a happy afternoon of Welsh dancing and had a wonderful time, promising to come back next year.