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Welcome to Blaenavon Ironworks, a UNESCO World Heritage Site located in the picturesque Welsh valleys. As you step back in time, you'll experience the sights and sounds of the birthplace of the Industrial Revolution.

Discover how iron was made and explore the atmospheric ruins of this former industrial powerhouse, once the largest ironworks in the world. Walk through the blowing engine room and marvel at the water-powered machines that drove the industry forward. Learn about the lives of the workers who toiled here and their impact on the world we live in today.

Don't miss this opportunity to immerse yourself in the rich history of Wales and the world-changing innovations of the Industrial Revolution.

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Open hours today: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Monday

    10:00 am - 5:00 pm

  • Tuesday

    10:00 am - 5:00 pm

  • Wednesday

    10:00 am - 5:00 pm

  • Thursday

    10:00 am - 5:00 pm

  • Friday

    10:00 am - 5:00 pm

  • Saturday

    10:00 am - 5:00 pm

  • Sunday

    10:00 am - 5:00 pm

  • May 30, 2024 3:19 am local time

    The information on Monty's Guide website is advisory and some places have restricted access during temporary closures or special event days. Please be sure to check the website of the place you intend to visit before travelling

Additional visitor information

Seasonal variations:

7 November - 31 March

Friday, Saturday and Sunday 10am–4pm – Closed Monday–Thursday

Closed 24, 25, 26 December and 1 January

Last admission 30 minutes before closing

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