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  • Visit Wales VAQAS
  • Green Dragon Environmental Scheme

Christmas Event, Sat 14 - Sun 15 Dec 2019


A Traditional Welsh Christmas

A Traditional Welsh Christmas






Wrap up warm and gather at Pit Top at 10.15am to welcome Father Christmas as he travels 300ft UP from underground, then later join him in his cottage for Storytime.*

Browse our Christmas Market selling handmade gifts and crafts, make your own Christmas Crafts* and enjoy our Festive Food Offer in the Canteen.

At 1pm join Blaenavon Ladies Choir and Beaufort Male Choir (Saturday) or Blaenavon Town Band (Sunday) for carol singing.

Event details

Dates Times
Sat 14 - Sun 15 Dec 2019 10:00 to 16:00


Entry to the Museum and Market is free; Storytime with Santa must be pre-booked at museum.wales/
bigpit at £7.00 per child and includes a gift; small cash charge payable on the day for craft making.

1 FREE adult ticket per child. For any additional adults wishing to attend the session, please purchase the additional adult ticket at £5.00; limited tickets available.

Events at this Venue

date event
Sat 1 Sep - Mon 30 Dec Family of Miners
Sun 15 Sep - Thu 30 Jul Yama - The mining art of Sakubei Yamamoto
Sat 14 - Sun 15 Dec A Traditional Welsh Christmas



See location of Big Pit: National Coal Museum on Google mapsSee location on Google maps

Map reference: SO 237087  Lat: 51.77175 Long: -3.10718

By Public Transport:
Buses run from Newport daily (Monday to Saturday) number X30.
Bus times from Newport: 8.45 am; 10.45 am; 12.45 pm ; 2.45 pm.
Return bus, leaving Big Pit: 10.55 am; 12.55 pm; 2.55 pm; 4.55 pm.

By Road:
Follow signs from the A465 and the M4 (J26 eastbound and J25 westbound)

Parking: free

Accessible by Public Transport: 0 miles from Newport station


  • Baby changing facilitiesBaby changing facilities
  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Facilities for groupsFacilities for groups
  • Facilities for educational visitsFacilities for educational visits
  • Gift shopGift shop
  • On-site cateringOn-site catering
  • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Wheelchairs availableWheelchairs available
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Facilities for conferencingFacilities for conferencing