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Black Gold Experience

Follow in the footsteps of the miners who once worked at the Lewis Merthyr Colliery, right here in the heart of the Rhondda Valley – the ‘Home of Coal.’
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Take a tour with our guides, who are all retired miners. Nobody knows the coal industry better than them!

Our exclusive Black Gold Experience takes you into the original lamp room, where you will collect your miner’s helmet and lamp - and it is here your journey 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.

Marvel at the historic Chimney Stack, which dominates our skyline, along with the original Pit-head Wheel and Winding Gear. Visit our Fan House and our two Engine Houses, both built in the late 1800s. Take the little ones along to our seasonal Energy Zone childrens’ play area.

And no tour would be complete without stopping off at our Welsh Gift Shop.

Black Gold Experience - Admission Price

  • Adult - £5.95
  • Children - £4.75
  • Concessions - £5.25
  • Family of 4 - £17
  • For group booking of 10 or more, please call 01443 682036
Book a Tour Call 01443 682036