This has got to be one of the best attractions in
Wales. It's the Big Pit National Coal Museum in Blaenavon. It
tells the story of the coal mining industry throughout the Southern
The highlight of the visit is the underground tour. Take a
ride in the lift to the bottom of the pit where you'll get an
appreciation of what the men, women and boys who worked down here
had to endure in years gone by.
If that's not enough for you, speak to your guide. They are
all genuine ex-miners and as well as taking you around the pit,
they'll also tell you of first hand tales of what life was like for
Oh and the best bit - it's all free.