Plan Your Visit

Closed 25–26 November

This Museum will be closed on 25 and 26 November for staff development days. Apologies for any inconvenience caused.

Closed 27 November

The Museum will be closed to the public on Wednesday 27 November. Apologies for any inconvenience caused

Opening Hours

Open 9.30am – 5pm daily. Last admission 4pm. Underground tours 10am - 3.30pm. Underground Tours may be suspended at busy periods.

For safety reasons, we reserve the right to conduct bag searches when entering the museum.

Entry is free!


Big Pit National Coal Museum

Blaenafon, Torfaen

Map & How to Get Here

Contact Us

Phone: 0300 111 2 333


General advice and advice for our disabled visitors


Food & Drink

The Miner’s Canteen is open all year, with the exception of January, serving a range of hot and cold food, snacks, cakes, hot and cold drinks and treats.

The Coffee Shop is open throughout January and during some school holidays.

Food & Drink

JobaKnock Tickets

You can purchase a ticket for a set time slot in the Underground Tour queue.

JobaKnock Tickets


Big Pit offers underground tours, for families throughout the year.



£3 payable by Pay and Display.

Group Visits

Pre-booked groups benefit from...