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Santa's Toy Mine

Rhondda Heritage ParkDiscover the story of black gold as you explore one of the area's finest mining museums. The Rhondda Heritage Park is based on the site of the former Lewis Merthyr Colliery in the heart of the Rhondda Valley

Visitors are able to get a taste of what life was like as a collier with an underground experience tour in the company of a former miner.  Don your safety helmet in the lamp room, ride 'the cage' to 'pit bottom' where you will 'live the experience' of life as a miner and hear from your guide about the hazards and tasks miners endured as part of their daily work.

However, in the run up to Christmas, the tunnels and workings are transformed into Santa's Toy Mine.  Descend in the lift but instead of the usual mine tour, you will embark on a quest where you must follow the clues to find Santa's secret hide out.

Tours run daily right up until Christmas Eve.  For more information, please head to the website.

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