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Visitor Centre:Visitor Centre at Blaenavon World Heritage Centre

  • Visit Wales VAQAS

Visitor Centre, free entry





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Church Road,


Blaenavon Tourist Information Centre


Blaenavon was the birthplace of the Industrial Revolution. The town and its Industrial Landscape were awarded World Heritage Site Status by UNESCO in 2000 for the leading role played by the area in the Industrial Revolution during the 19th Century.

The perfect place to begin a visit is the Blaenavon World Heritage Centre located in two beautifully restored former industrial schools, built by the Ironmasters in the early 19th Century. Both the interactive displays at the Centre and the Tourist Information Centre staff will introduce visitors to the many attractions in the area, which can be reached either by car or by walking, many of which offer FREE entry to visitors.


Free entry


See location of Blaenavon World Heritage Centre on Google mapsSee location on Google maps

Map reference: SO 250088  Lat: 51.77282 Long: -3.08837

Follow signs for Big Pit National Mining Museum of Wales.You will enter Blaenavon World Heritage Site before you get to Big Pit.


  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Facilities for educational visitsFacilities for educational visits
  • Gift shopGift shop
  • On-site cateringOn-site catering
  • Picnic sitePicnic site
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Facilities for conferencingFacilities for conferencing
  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
  • Mobility Accessibility FacilitiesMobility Accessibility Facilities
  • Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)
  • Smoking not allowedSmoking not allowed
  • Hearing Accessibility FacilitiesHearing Accessibility Facilities

The centre also offers specialised education provision for schools, a research facility and state of the art conference facilities

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