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Big Pit National Coal Museum – Museum Wales

, Blaenafon, NP4 9XP. Torfaen

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Big Pit is a real coal mine and one of Britain’s leading mining museums. With facilities to educate and entertain all ages, Big Pit is an exciting and informative day out. Enjoy a multi-media tour of a modern coal mine with a virtual miner in the Mining Galleries, exhibitions in the Pithead Baths and Historic colliery buildings. All this AND the world-famous Underground Tour. Go 300 feet underground with a real miner and see what life was like for the thousands of men who worked at the coal face.

There is a charge for curriculum focused sessions led by Museum staff.

There are four different prices (excluding VAT):

  • For sessions of up to 1 hour for up to 15 pupils – £40
  • For sessions of up to 1 hour for up to 35 pupils – £60
  • For sessions of up to half a day for up to 35 pupils – £100
  • Special Educational Needs groups in Wales are eligible for free sessions.

Don’t forget, if you are looking for help with funding the cost of your trip, you can apply for a bursary!

Venue resources

Amplification Toolkit PDF 0.88MB Download
Check List PDF 0.13MB Download
Parent Letter Template PDF 0.18MB Download
Risk Assessment PDF 0.12MB Download
Imagination & Curiosity Content 7-11 ZIP 12.13MB Download
Imagination & Curiosity Content 11-14 ZIP 12.13MB Download
School Certificate PDF 0.08MB Download
Student Certificate PDF 0.08MB Download
People & the Planet Content 7-11 ZIP 12.16MB Download
People & the Planet Content 11-14 ZIP 12.16MB Download
School Certificate PDF 0.08MB Download
Student Certificate PDF 0.08MB Download

Looking for a bursary to support your trip?

We know that funding a school trip isn’t always easy. If you are looking for help with costs, you can apply for the Great British School Trip bursary. This can help with the cost of travel or entry tickets to any Great British School Trip partner venue.

Simply fill in our bursary form and let us know how we might help.

Venue Details

Contact

museum.wales/bigpit/learning/

Address

, Blaenafon
NP4 9XP. Torfaen

Opening Hours

Monday - Sunday, 9.30am - 4.30pm.