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The Blacksmith Experience at Big Pit

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Ever wanted to try your hand at the art of blacksmithing OR looking for a unique Christmas present for someone this year?

Well, we might have the ideal experience for you at Big Pit!

Come and join Len, our Pit Blacksmith for a special hands-on experience in the Forge. Len has over 50 years experience of working as a blacksmith and working underground.

The session includes a demonstration from Len, blacksmithing tips and tricks and an opportunity to make your own fire poker or ash scraper to take home.

Sessions are available every Monday, Wednesday and Friday throughout January (except Monday 28th January) at 10am and 1pm.

Public Transport Directions

The number 30 bus runs from Cwmbran Bus Station to Lion Street, Blaenafon daily Monday to Saturday, including Good Friday but excluding other Bank Holidays.

Bus times from Cwmbran start at 7.40am and then hourly at 40 minutes past the hour.

The number 31 bus runs from Lion Street to Big Pit daily Monday to Saturday, including Good Friday but excluding other Bank Holidays.

Bus times from Lion Street start at 8.40am and then every 2 hours at .40 minutes past the hour.

Return bus from Big Pit to Lion Street from 10.15am and thereafter every 2  hours at .15 minutes past the hour and from Lion Street to Cwmbran hourly at .40 minutes past the hour until 4.40pm.

Road Directions

For Satellite Navigation directions, please enter Blaenafon (Blaenavon) town or NP4 9RL and follow brown tourism signs once arriving in the town.

M4 — follow the brown Tourism signs from J25a (westbound) or J26 (eastbound). Also signposted off the A465 at Brynmawr and Abergavenny.

Parking
£3 payable by Pay and Display.