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Blaenavon (Welsh: Blaenafon) is a town in Torfaen, South Wales. The Blaenavon Industrial Landscape has been named a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Blaenavon from the grounds of the Big Pit museum

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  • 1 The Big Pit, +44 1495 790311. Dec-Jan: 10AM–4:30PM, Feb-Nov: 9:30AM–5PM. The National Museum of Wales has turned this former coal mine into a look back at what mining life was like in days gone by. The highlight of the trip is an underground tour of the mine itself, led by a retired Welsh miner. Free. Big Pit National Coal Museum on Wikipedia Big Pit National Coal Museum (Q4906133) on Wikidata
  • 2 Blaenavon Ironworks, NP4 9RN, +44 1495 792615. Free. Blaenavon Ironworks on Wikipedia Blaenavon Ironworks (Q74136) on Wikidata






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