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The all-new and exciting Black Gold Experience has opened at Rhondda Heritage Park- after the great success of Santa’s Toy Mine. 

Follow in the footsteps of the miners who once worked at the Lewis Merthyr Colliery, now Rhondda Heritage Park, the Museum of Welsh Mining, which attracts thousands of visitors each year. 

Booking your place on the Black Gold Experience could not be easier - just call 01443 682036. 

Join the experienced tour guides, all retired miners, as part of the exclusive Black Gold Experience, which is suitable for all ages. 

Enter the original lamp room and collect your miner’s helmet and lamp - it is here your journey really begins. You can almost hear the banter between the miners at the start and the end of their shifts. 

Enjoy the tales of our tour guides as you make your way across the original colliery Court Yard and marvel at the historic Chimney Stack, which dominates the skyline, along with the original Pit-head Wheel and Winding Gear. 

Visit the Fan House and our two Engine Houses, both built in the late 1800s, and no tour would be complete without stopping off at the Traditional Welsh Gift Shop. 

An exciting new simulator ride will also be opened at Rhondda Heritage Park, the Museum of Welsh Mining, in 2017, enhancing the already popular Black Gold Experience. 

This new family ride, once opened, will transport visitors through the ‘underground tunnels’ at the former colliery with the use of modern, state-of-the-art technology as part of the tour. 

Also visit Caffe Bracchi, the new themed café which celebrates the impact the Italian community has on the South Wales Valleys. 

Cllr Joy Rosser, Cabinet Member for Prosperity, Wellbeing and Communities, said: “We have lots happening at Rhondda Heritage Park, the Museum of Welsh Mining, throughout 2017, including themed events at Easter, in the summer holidays, Halloween and Christmas.

“As part of the £200M RCTinvest programme, the Council has invested almost half a million pounds at Rhondda Heritage Park as we continue to enhance what is already a very popular family tourist attraction in the heart of our County Borough.

 “The Rhondda Valley is synonymous around the world with the coal industry and Rhondda Heritage Park, the Museum of Welsh Mining, is the place to visit to recognise our industrial past while at the same time celebrating the future.”

Rhondda Heritage Park, the Museum of Welsh Mining - An International Story On Your Doorstep’

  • To book your Black Gold Experience, and for all your latest news and updates, visit www.rhonddaheritagepark.com or call 01443 682036. 
Posted on Monday 30th January 2017

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