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Historic Winding Engine Running


Come and see the original Victorian engine in action! This remarkable machinery was used to operate the cages which transported men and coal between the surface and the mine below, in the former Elliot Colliery.

The engine is run by volunteers on the last Saturday of each month - starting at 12 noon. The engine runs for approximately 10/15minutes.


  • Booking essential
  • Café
  • Free
  • Parking (free)
  • Toilets

Public Transport Directions

New Tredegar is served by the Penarth to Rhymney rail service. Alight at Brithdir or Tirphil. The Winding House is 10-15 minutes walk from either station.

Road Directions

From the A465 Heads of the Valleys road - turn off the A465, onto the A469 signposted towards Rhymney. At each of the two following roundabouts, follow signs for Bargoed.Continue on this road for approximately four miles, past Butetown and through Pontlottyn until you see a sign for Tirphil. Keep on this road and it will take you directly into New Tredegar.

From the direction of Caerphilly - take the A469 towards Ystrad Mynach and Bargoed. Stay on the A469, bypassing Bargoed and follow signs for Aberbargoed and then New Tredegar. Once in New Tredegar, follow the brown signs for Elliot Colliery Winding House.

There is a small car park with acccessible parking bays in front of the museum.There is also a large overflow car park which you can access from the main road. From there, it is a short walk over the pedestrian footbridge to the museum.