free entry (charge for cars)

How to get toBig Pit National Coal Museumcar-free

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Visit Big Pit National Coal Museum car-free

Bus 31 stops outside the Big Pit museum a few times a day (not Sundays). You can catch it from Brynmawr or Blaenavon. When it’s running, you could also ride the little Blaenavon Heritage Railway to reach the museum. Or you could walk/cycle the mile from Blaenavon village along a trackside path.

From Newport Market Square, bus X24 runs frequently to the edge of Blaenavon and takes about an hour. From Cwmbran Bus Station bus 30 runs a few times per day to Lion Street in Blaenavon (not Sundays).

There are trains to Newport from Cardiff, Bristol, Liverpool, London Paddington and lots of other places.

Use our journey planner to get the best route from where you are.

Cyclists welcome - plan your route here

Free entry to the museum and arriving by bus means you avoid the £5 car park fee.

Here’s some information on accessibility on buses and trains.

About Big Pit National Coal Museum

A former coal mine on the wild moors near Blaenavon, the museum houses historic buildings, multi-media experiences and an underground tour of the tunnels where thousands of miners once worked at the coalface.

For any queries about visiting contact Big Pit National Coal Museum on 0300 1112333 or

Address: Big Pit Museum, Blaenavon, Torfaen NP4 9XP. Visit Website