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The Classic Car Show is rolling into Rhondda Heritage Park Museum this Summer!

The Classic Car Show is rolling into Rhondda Heritage Park Museum this Summer!
Description
The event offers a fantastic time for all the family, with the chance to see pristine classic cars and meet their enthusiastic and knowledgeable owners. It all takes place on Saturday, June 29th, 10am – 4pm.
Date:
15/05/2024

A Blue Plaque For The Only Rhondda Valleys Apprentice Cooper

A Blue Plaque For The Only Rhondda Valleys Apprentice Cooper
Description
A blue plaque was recently unveiled in Pontygwaith dedicated to the only Cooper in the Rhondda Valleys.
Date:
02/05/2024

Exhibition to mark the 40th Anniversary of the 1984-85 Miners' Strike

Exhibition to mark the 40th Anniversary of the 1984-85 Miners' Strike
Description
An exhibition of compelling photographs from before, during and after the 1984-85 Miners' Strike opens to the public at Rhondda Heritage Park Museum on Wednesday, 6 March.
Date:
29/02/2024

Blue Plaque for Ceridwen Brown

Description
A blue plaque for Ceridwen Brown (née Thomas) will be unveiled at St Elvan's Church, Aberdare on 8th March at 2pm. Members of the public are invited to attend.
Date:
16/02/2024

The Easter Bunny is hopping back to Rhondda Heritage Park Museum

The Easter Bunny is hopping back to Rhondda Heritage Park Museum
Description
It's an Easter Egg-stravaganza at Rhondda Heritage Park Museum during the Easter school holidays! Come along on Wednesday 27th and Thursday 28th March for tons of Easter fun!
Date:
06/02/2024

A Blue Plaque for James Egan

A Blue Plaque for James Egan
Description
A Blue Plaque has been dedicated to James Egan, one of the survivors of the famous Battle of Rorke's Drift.
Date:
02/02/2024

Between the Lines – Conservation, Culture and Commemoration

Between the Lines – Conservation, Culture and Commemoration
Description
Do you have an interest in the history and heritage of Rhondda Cyon Taf? The Heritage Team are holding three exciting events in conjunction with Rhondda based artist BAGSY.
Date:
23/01/2024

Free Heritage Events!

Free Heritage Events!
Description
Craft of Hearts Community Craft Centre, based in the Rhondda Heritage Park Museum, is very pleased to work alongside the Heritage Team in bringing forward three Heritage based Projects which are completely free to participate in!
Date:
22/01/2024

Heritage in Rhondda Cynon Taf. Have your say!

Heritage in Rhondda Cynon Taf. Have your say!
Description
Rhondda Cynon Taf Council's Heritage team are inviting residents to complete a short survey to gather your views on what heritage means to you and how you'd like to see it conserved, displayed and promoted.
Date:
02/01/2024

October's Blue Plaque Unveilings

October's Blue Plaque Unveilings
Description
Rhondda Cynon Taf Council's Blue Plaque scheme celebrates the heritage of the County Borough by placing blue plaques dedicated to people who contributed to the history of the area on buildings were they worked, lived or performed.
Date:
31/10/2023

He's back… Santa returns to his toy mine at Rhondda Heritage Park Museum

He's back… Santa returns to his toy mine at Rhondda Heritage Park Museum
Description
It's time to reveal the most magical news of the year! Santa's Toy Mine returns to A Welsh Coal Mining Experience at Rhondda Heritage Park Museum from 25th November and tickets will go on sale from Tuesday 26th September.
Date:
22/09/2023

Pumpkin picking and spooky fun at A Welsh Coal Mining Experience, Rhondda Heritage Park Museum

Pumpkin picking and spooky fun at A Welsh Coal Mining Experience, Rhondda Heritage Park Museum
Description
Halloween Spooktacular returns to A Welsh Coal Mining Experience at Rhondda Heritage Park Museum on 30th and 31st October, and this year the event has even more to offer.
Date:
14/09/2023

Altered Images. The Story of Italian Migration to the South Wales Valleys

Altered Images. The Story of Italian Migration to the South Wales Valleys
Description
In partnership with the University of South Wales, the Altered Images project recently worked with a talented student film crew, 4KMFS, to produce a film to showcase the history of Italian migration in Rhondda Cynon Taf.
Date:
31/08/2023

Safeguarding our monuments for future generations

Safeguarding our monuments for future generations
Description
We're inviting volunteers to help research names listed on our war memorials with the aim of gathering as much information as possible on the lives of those who fought and paid the ultimate sacrifice in the pursuit of freedom.
Date:
30/08/2023

Enjoy a Summer of Fun at A Welsh Coal Mining Experience, Rhondda Heritage Park Museum

Enjoy a Summer of Fun at A Welsh Coal Mining Experience, Rhondda Heritage Park Museum
Description
The long summer holidays are here and if you're thinking of having a family adventure - look no further! There's lots going on at Rhondda Heritage Park Museum to keep the kids entertained throughout the Summer.
Date:
31/07/2023

Summer Fun at A Welsh Coal Mining Experience

Description
There's lots going this Summer at A Welsh Coal Mining Experience! Following on from our popular Archaeology club for kids, for one day only, we're bringing a Festival of Archaeology to the venue!
Date:
31/05/2023

Something BIG is coming to A Welsh Coal Mining Experience….

Something BIG is coming to A Welsh Coal Mining Experience….
Description
For years there have been rumours of dinosaurs still living deep underground and now we need your help to find them!
Date:
19/05/2023

Classic Car Show

Classic Car Show
Description
The Classic Car Show is again making a pit stop at A Welsh Coal Mining Experience, Rhondda Heritage Park Museum this Summer!
Date:
03/05/2023

2023 at A Welsh Coal Mining Experience

2023 at A Welsh Coal Mining Experience
Description
Whether you're a regular visitor or thinking about visiting us for the first time, this handy guide might come in useful and answer any questions you may have - so please keep reading!
Date:
02/05/2023

It's a cracking time of year at A Welsh Coal Mining Experience

It's a cracking time of year at A Welsh Coal Mining Experience
Description
The ever-popular Easter Egg-stravaganza event is back!
Date:
09/03/2023