1. South Wales
  2. Monmouthshire and Gwent
  3. New Tredegar

About Winding House

Visit the family-friendly Winding House Museum, the Museum of Valleys Life! A great day out full of family fun!

Local History

Discover the industrial history of Caerphilly County Borough at the museum, which is built on the site of The Elliot Colliery, an old colliery in the Rhymney Valley. Explore the original Victorian winding machine or wander around the different galleries and see the latest exhibitions on show, many of which are hands-on activities.

This is a fantastic experience for children to get up close with historical artefacts. There's also an exciting events programme running throughout the year with special activities during school holidays.

Things to do

See the Original Victorian Winding Engine

The Winding House museum has a stunning centrepiece which gives a real insight into the mining history and mining experience of the area. An original Victorian winding engine dating back to 1891 is run for the general public throughout the year. Children will be fascinated to see this historical engine running. Historical activities like the ones available at The Winding House will really bring the past to life for the younger generation.

Interactive Exhibits

Explore the exhibition spaces at The Winding House to discover the wider history of the area including both industrial and family history. The museum has an impressive collection of over 14,000 objects to see. Many of these can be handled and touched by visitors in the West Gallery.

You can also view paintings by local artists in the art gallery and art exhibition areas.

Coffee & Gift Shop

The coffee shop serves hot drinks and snacks. With a variety of ground coffee and selection of cakes available. So after exploring the engaging exhibitions why not grab some home-made cakes and a cup of coffee. Then, treat little ones to some pocket money toys at the gift shop. A lovely experience to end your family trip.

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Opening Times

Regular Times
  • Monday, 10:00 - 16:00
  • Tuesday, 10:00 - 16:00
  • Wednesday, 10:00 - 16:00
  • Thursday, 10:00 - 16:00
  • Friday, 10:00 - 16:00
  • Saturday, 11:00 - 17:00
  • Sunday, Closed
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Pricing & Tickets

General Admission
  • Child (4-17) : Free
  • Adult (17-18+) : Free

Free entry.

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Stopwatch IconTypical visit time 2 - 3 hours

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Yes, there is parking.

Small car park on site for customers and large public car park across the road. 

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Contact Details

Cross Streeet, New Tredegar
New Tredegar
Monmouthshire and Gwent
NP24 6EG

Tel: 01443822666

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