South Wales Miners Museum

South Wales Miners Museum, Port Talbot, South Wales, Wales

South Wales Miners Museum, Port Talbot is a registered charity (no. 1102321). Managed by a dedicated team of volunteers, SWMM aims to promote and preserve the industrial heritage of the beautiful Afan Valley.

The museum is made up of both indoor and outdoor exhibits, where you will find yourself being taken on a historical journey back in time.

Our knowledgeable guides, or handheld audio tours will take you through the working life of a South Wales miner, and the hardship that both adults and children of the time would endure.

The museum consists of both our detailed indoor "underground tour" and outdoor exhibits, which include a Blacksmith's Shop, Lamp Room and Engine House with a working, scale model steam train!

All admission charges and donations go directly towards the running and maintenance of the museum.

Join us here, in the beautiful Afan Country Park, and explore the fascinating industrial and social heritage of the South Wales valleys.

Opening Hours: -

Tuesdays - Sundays 10am - 4pm

Health & safety is paramount at the museum and we'd like to give our Visitors confidence that their time at the museum is managed effectively and following Welsh Government guidelines.

With COVID-19 rules still in place we kindly ask people to maintain a social distance, wear a mask during your time indoors at the visitor centre and the museum whilst abiding by hand-washing and the use of hand sanitiser.


We will be asking visitors to book a visit via telephone (see link above) and you will be provided with a dedicated time slot on the date you request a visit. When you attend the visitor centre you will be greeted at the entrance by a member of staff and guided to the museum.

Please note , If you just turn up without pre-booking and the museum is occupied by visitors you will be asked to kindly give courtesy and wait until its safe to enter.

Access around the Museum and the Visitor Centre is suitable for wheelchair users. Disabled toilets are located in front of the museum entrance. If you need more information please contact us for further advice

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