Rhondda Heritage Park, The Welsh Mining Experience, Cardiff

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Rhondda Heritage Park, Trehafod, Rhondda, South Wales is a tourist attraction which offers an insight into the life of the coal mining community that existed in the area until the 1980s.


Visitors can experience the life of the coal miners on a guided tour through one of the mine shafts of the Lewis Merthyr colliery. Tours are led by former colliery workers. Rhondda Heritage Park is an Anchor Point of ERIH, The European Route of Industrial Heritage.


Rhondda Heritage Park exists on the site of the former Lewis Merthyr Colliery as a testament to the coal mining history of the Rhondda Valleys, which until the end of the 20th century was one of the most important coal mining areas in the world - in an area only 16 miles (26 km) long, Rhondda alone had over 53 working collieries at one time.
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  • Great tour guide from an ex miner, clear explanation and friendly informal tour around the site. We were disappointed that we didn't actually go DOWN into a mine unlike at Big Pitt etc yet they give....  more »
  • All ages will enjoy the Experience when you go underground and see the way that the Minors worked and the conditions they worked in all so interesting.  more »
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  • This is a great place to visit the history of this area. It is an amazing historic place to learn how miners lived their lives and you get a chance go underground to experience what was ot like to be there. The guide is brilliant especially if you get John. At the end of the tour there is a 3D mining experience that is absolutely amazing. Definitely recommended. There could be better improvement on upgrading to either 4 or even 5D experience. There is ample parking available in the area. Thank you
  • Rhondda Heritage Park is an interesting place to visit. Especially for those of us with links to the coal mines and Welsh History around that time. Set in beautiful surroundings. You can also experience a trip underground, not done on this occasion. But well worth doing .

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