Blaenavon Community Museum

Blaenavon Community Museum




Come and explore a variety of exhibitions that help explain Blaenavon’s society in the 19th and 20th centuries. Displays include artefacts relating to:


•             Recreation, Sport and Leisure

•             Churches and Chapels

•             Choirs and Music

•             Trade Unionism

•             Friendly Societies

•             Shops and Businesses

•             Local War Heroes

•             Local Schools


The museum also boasts a collection relating to the Kennard family, who served as Directors of the Blaenavon Iron and Coal Company during the 19th century. Members of the family were influential figures in the iron industries of Great Britain and continental Europe.


Also on display are the personal effects of the famous novelist Alexander Cordell (1914-1997), author of the international bestseller Rape of the Fair Country (1959).

The museum has an extensive family and local history archive. Research can be arranged in exchange for a donation. The volunteers also hold FREE weekly family history sessions in conjunction with the Blaenavon World Heritage Centre and Library (Thursdays, 10am-1pm).


Opening outside normal hours may be arranged, depending on the availability of the volunteers.



Opening Hours


Mon, Tue, Thu and Fri (10am-4pm – last admission 3:30pm)

Sat (10am-1pm)


Admission Fees


£2 (under 16s free but must be accompanied by an adult)

Contact Information


Blaenavon Workmen's Hall

High Street




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