Museums and Galleries Information


Rhondda Cynon Taf County Borough Council’s Museum Service operates 2 museums:-

Other Museums and Attractions in Rhondda Cynon Taf:-

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Local Attractions

For more information on places to stay or things to see and do visit the brand new Tourism website:-

Crafts/ShoppingPhotograph of lovespoon

The range of quality craft items produced in the area include the works of both professionals and gifted amateurs. Lovespoons, lace-making, slate painting, wood turning, drawing and painting are demonstrated and sold at local craft fayres. Private sector businesses produce an impressive array of coal figurines, brass miners lamps and other excellent souvenirs/gifts.

Art Galleries

There are 2 art galleries within Rhondda Cynon Taf. One is based in the Cynon Valley Museum, Aberdare and the Second is based in the Rhondda Heritage Park.

The exhibition change throughout the year and both offer a wide range of art and craft products for sale.

World of Groggs

Fabulous figurines ranging from sporting heroes, film stars, humorous animals and mining figures

Photograph of Groggs


Go shopping at one of the many town centres such as Aberdare, Tonypandy or the market town of Pontypridd, which have much to offer with a wide range of shops. Get fascinated by the quaint hilltop town of Llantrisant where crafts and gifts are widely available.

Market Pontypridd 3

Street Markets

  • Pontypridd – Wednesday, Saturday
  • Mountain Ash – Friday
  • Tonypandy – Friday

Covered Markets

  • Aberdare – Monday to Saturday
  • Pontypridd – Monday to Saturday