Rhondda Heritage Park

Lewis Merthyr Colliery, Coed Cae Road, Pontypridd,Cf37 2NP 01443 682036

A living testament to the mining communities of the world famous Rhondda Valleys, Rhondda Heritage  Park offers a fascinating insight into the rich culture and character of the South Wales valleys in a unique entertaining and educational environment for all ages.


  • Our Underground Experience Tours are fully guided by ex-miner guides ~ and take approximately 40minutes.

Don your safety helmet in the lamp room,  ride ‘the cage’ to ‘pit bottom’ where  you will ‘live the experience’ of life as a  miner and hear from your guide about the hazards and tasks miners endured as part of their daily work


  • Your first stop on the guided tour is the Trefor Winding House, named after WT Lewis’ eldest son it houses the magnificent original steam engine built in 1890


  • Next is a visit to the Lamp Room. Here you will collect your safety helmet and  your guide will explain about the importance of the  lamp safety check. You will also find out about the dangerous gases associated with working underground


  • Dressed in your safety hat, you will now descend in the ‘cage’ to pit bottom to experience life as a working miner


  • On the surface visit the The Visitor Centre –  where admission is free ~ here you will find an indoor reconstruction of a period village street displaying the domestic and commercial life of the Valleys


  •  On the first floor you will find ~ ‘Level One’ – our Contemporary Art Gallery & Café ~ with stunning views of the lower Rhondda Valleys ~ its a great place to relax over coffee, meet friends for lunch and enjoy the regularly changing programme of exhibitions, exclusive artworks, ceramics and jewellery


  • For younger visitors the excitement continues with a visit to the Energy Zone ~ a bright outdoor play area for children aged up to 13yrs


Admission Prices:

Visitor Centre & Level One ~ Contemporary Art Gallery & Café ~ Free admission


Underground Experience Tours

Adult £3.50Child £2.50  Senior Citizen £3.00 Family (4) £10.00 Family (6) £14.00


Group Rates – prebooked 10+ less 10%

Education Groups £2.50



Free Admission for the driver and courier.

Complimentary refreshments for the driver

Free admission to the visitor centre for coaches for refreshment stops / comfort breaks


Opening Times

Open Daily 9am – 4.30pm Closed on Mondays between October to Easter

Underground Tours : 10.00am, 12.00 & 2.00pm ( advisable to pre-book) Please check tour availability and opening times as times are subject to change

Evening Tours by prior arrangement

Closed Christmas Day to early New Year


Guided Tours :

It is advisable to wear warm clothing and sensible footwear as you will experience uneven ground as part of the tour

The tour aims to recreate the experience of a working mine. However, for Health & Safety reasons only part of the tour is underground, the rest is simulated.

We welcome wheelchair and pushchairs users throughout the site ~ except underground








Phone Number 01443 682036
Building Number / Name Lewis Merthyr Colliery
Street Coes Cae Road
City Pontypridd
Region Wales - South Wales
Post Code CF37 2NP
distance: Unknown
Address Lewis Merthyr Colliery, Coed Cae Road, Pontypridd,Cf37 2NP
No Feedback Received