Blaenavon World Heritage Site - April 2017 News & Events.
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Events and Attractions

Blaenavon World Heritage Centre and Library
Activities to keep all the family occupied this Easter. Easter Crafts Workshop Tuesday 11th - Friday 14th April and Tuesday 18th - Friday 21st April. £1.00 per craft activity. --- Easter Egg Hunt 11th – 23rd April - £1.00 per entry. --- Story & Craft sessions in the Library - Thursday 13th & 20th April at 2.30pm. --- Step back in time and meet school founder Sarah Hopkins – Wednesday 19th April.
Telephone: 01495 742333
Blaenavon Heritage Railway
Friday 14th – Monday 17th April - The Easter Bunny will be on hand to welcome you to the start of a new season at the railway. There will be a chocolate treat for every child. Tel: 01495 707448

Blaenavon Ironworks – Easter Trail and Teddy Bear Picnic
Saturday 15th April – 1.00pm – 3.00pm Come and join in with our Easter trail, Teddy Bear’s picnic and storytelling for children. There is fun for all the family, with a free egg for the first 200 children who complete the Easter Egg Trail. Children can bring their own teddy bear and picnic snack, and come and listen to stories together in Stack Square.
Tel: 01495 792615. E-mail: blaenavonironworks@wales.GSI.Gov.UK
Easter at Big Pit National Coal Museum
Easter Crafts
10, 11, 12, 17, 18 & 19 April, 12pm-4pm
Come along to these drop in sessions and make pop up Easter cards, lamb masks and Easter egg hanging decorations. Small charge will apply.


Annual Lecture 8 April, 1.30pm
‘Wales – The Coal Era and the Post Coal Era’
Rhodri Morgan, former First Minister of Wales, will seek to compare the Wales of 1841.  This is when it became the world's first 'industrial nation' according to that year's Census.  Learn of the struggles over the past 90 years to replace the jobs lost in the Valleys since the long decline of the industry started in the mid 1920s'. FREE ENTRY.
For further details, please call 029 2057 3650 or visit


Blaenavon Workmens’ Hall – Family History Fayre
Saturday 22nd April – 11am – 4pm
Discover your ancestors! Meet local history groups, listen to our guest speakers and take part in workshops to help you track your family history. Series of talks, drop in workshops, meet Blaenavon legends from 19th Century, visit Blaenavon Community Heritage Museum free of charge.  Booking essential for the talks. Free entry. Telephone: 01495 742333

Blaenavon Heritage Railway – Mixed Traction Gala
Sunday 30th April (11:00am) – Monday 1st May 2017 (4:50pm)
A mix of steam & diesel locomotives catering to all tastes, with an intensive timetable.
Tel: 01495 707448  E-mail:


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