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Welsh Mining Experience - Rhondda Heritage Park


Follow in the footsteps of the miners who once worked at the Lewis Merthyr Colliery, right here in the heart of the Rhondda Valley – the ‘Home of Coal.’

Take a tour with our guides, who are all retired miners. Nobody knows the coal industry better than them!

Our exclusive Black Gold Experience takes you through the recently developed Trefor & Bertie Engine Houses and into the original lamp room where you will collect your miner’s helmet for your journey underground. You can almost hear the banter between the miners at the start and the end of their shifts.

Marvel at the historic Chimney Stack, which dominates our skyline, along with the original Pit-head Wheel and Winding Gear. Visit our Fan House and our two Engine Houses, both built in the late 1800s. Take the little ones along to our seasonal Energy Zone childrens’ play area.

And no tour would be complete without stopping off at our Welsh Gift Shop.


  • Café
  • Charged
  • Full disabled access
  • Indoor Attraction
  • Parking (free)
  • Toilets