Re-opening the Museum

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I bring a picnic?

Yes, you are welcome to bring a picnic to the Museum.

Food and Drink

The Miners Canteen is open daily serving a range of hot and cold drinks, cakes and snacks along with a limited food menu.

Are the toilets and baby changing facilities open?

Our toilets and baby changing facilities remain open. We are putting in place an enhanced cleaning regime for such spaces and will limit the number of people who can use such facilities at any one time.


Our toilets will be open, and we have put in place an improved hygiene schedule for your safety. For the wellbeing of visitors and staff, we also encourage the use of face coverings.

Can I bring my dog?

Dogs are welcome at Big Pit, but must be kept on a lead and are not allowed in the Pithead Baths Exhibitions nor in any other open buildings.

Why do I have to pay for car parking?

There has been paid for car parking at National Musuem Cardiff, St Fagans National Museum of History and at Big Pit National Coal Museum for many years, and this will continue. We are a charity and every penny we raise from our car parks supports our work with communities across Wales.