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Event: STREIC! 1984-1985 STRIKE!

Big Pit National Coal Museum
1 March 2024 – 1 March 2025 , 9.30am-4.30am
Cost Free
Suitability All

On 1st March 1984 the National Coal Board announced the closure of 20 mines with the loss of 20,000 jobs. The year-long strike that followed changed the political, economic, and social history of Wales forever.

To commemorate the 1984-5 Miners’ Strike Amgueddfa Cymru will be sharing Streic! 1984-1985 Strike! which will include exhibitions at both Big Pit National Coal Museum, Blaenafon and at the National Museum Cardiff, plus an event at Big Pit.

More information regarding the Miners’ Strike, including the stories and experiences of people whose lives were touched by the Strike in different ways, including striking miners, managers, miners’ wives and children, politicians, and police officers, can be found in Big Pit’s GLO- Strike Magazine.

Thanks to the support of players of People’s Postcode Lottery. 

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