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Easter Ideas 2 - Big Pit National Coal Museum

Big Pit National Coal MuseumThe Easter holidays are now well underway and with the glorious sunshine here in Southern Wales it's time to get out and about. 

Last week's Easter Idea was a trip to Techniquest in Cardiff Bay.  Today we head North out of the capital city and into the Southern Wales Valleys and to the Big Pit National Coal Museum at Blaenavon.

The award winning museum is easily one of the best attractions in Wales.  There are plenty of opportunities to explore the restored pit head baths and exhibitions on the surface but the real highlight is underground tour. 

Head to the lamp room to be kitted out in your helmet and lamp and then step inside the cage for your journey for the 300 feet journey to the bottom of mine.  Your guide around the pit will be an ex-miner who will be able to tell you first hand stories of what life was like for them and their colleagues working underground.

Entry to the museum is free and is open 7 days a week.  More information can be found here.

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