An exciting series of Open Doors events are taking place across Rhondda Cynon Taf throughout September. 

Open Doors, which is once again being supported by Rhondda Cynon Taf Council, is Wales’ biggest celebration of architecture and heritage. 

Have you ever wondered what goes on at the award-winning Welsh Mining Experience, Rhondda Heritage Park? 

Open Doors events taking place throughout September include a ‘Storeroom Tour’ at the Cynon Valley Museum, a ‘Walking Tour’ at the historic Aberdare Cemetery, and a ‘Historic Walk’ around Pontypridd Common. 

The annual Open Doors initiative grants access to many areas and places that may not usually be open to the public. Events also give a fascinating insight into the workings of these buildings. 

Many of the events are delivered by local experts who have volunteered their own time to help tell the stories of subjects very dear to them. 

Historical buildings in the locality ‘opening their doors’ to the public throughout September include Llantrisant Guildhall Heritage Centre; Glyncornel Centre, Llwynypia; The Parish Church Llantrisant; The ‘Hetty’ Engine Winding House, Hopkinstown; St Michael’s Church, Beddau; and St David’s Church, Miskin. 

Cllr Ann Crimmings, Cabinet Member for Environment, Leisure and Heritage Services, said: “Once again, Open Doors 2019 provides a varied programme of events, which not only allow the public to access many historical buildings, but guides also tell the story of how these amazing buildings first came about. 

“Rhondda Cynon Taf is a County Borough with a rich heritage and Open Doors allows us to showcase this to a wider audience.”

Open Doors in Rhondda Cynon Taf, which runs throughout September, forms part of the Wales-wide programme of events co--ordinated by CADW.

Organised by CADW, the Welsh Government’s historic environment service, Rhondda Cynon Taf Council supports Open Doors each year, allowing its residents to explore the hidden treasures of Wales’s culture and history.

Posted on Friday 6th September 2019

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