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The Winding House

Closed Now: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Open today: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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The complete small museum

This is a brilliant small museum which does an excellent job telling accurately and informatively... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
London, United Kingdom
Coal mining history

This attraction should be part a visit to the Big Pig at Blaenvon. A working exhibit on weekends... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Leicester, United Kingdom
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“last saturday”(5 reviews)
“small museum”(5 reviews)
“coffee shop”(7 reviews)
The Winding House is the museum for Caerphilly County Borough with engaging exhibitions on local history and heritage, hands-on activities and an exciting events programme. Explore local history and culture in our fascinating exhibitions and...more
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Cross Street, New Tredegar NP24 6EG, Wales
+44 1443 822666
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a brilliant small museum which does an excellent job telling accurately and informatively the history both of the mining industry in the immediate area and of Caerphilly as well. The sections on pre-Roman and Roman history are all excellent as is the discussion...More

Thank celyn28
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This attraction should be part a visit to the Big Pig at Blaenvon. A working exhibit on weekends, and children's area and refreshments. This a small but informative museam.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I love the Winding House. It has a welcoming atmosphere. The winding wheel is in action once a month on the last Sunday at 12 noon. Be prompt or you’ll miss it. There are other exhibits centred around coal mining and the area through the...More

Thank Delivgirl123
Reviewed 31 May 2018

Fabulous museum with a huge range of exhibits focussing on the history of coal mining and the area, and you can walk all around the winding engine. The engine is run once a month but not while we were there. Parking right out front, a...More

1  Thank FAB042
Reviewed 21 April 2018

An interesting place to visit, the old winding engine is very authentic. Nice exhibitions both temporary and permanent, including a re-creation of a a valleys pub. The café was welcoming and had a selection of drinks and cakes.

Thank David R
Reviewed 15 April 2018

An unexpected gem. Great for understanding the history of Caerphilly County Borough, and particularly the mining history of the area. I will definitely return to see the winding wheel in action (last Saturday of each month), and to check out the cafe and shop in...More

Thank Stephen G
Reviewed 2 April 2018

We visited on Sat 31st march 2018. On the last Saturday of every month at 12:00 midday the wheel is run for about 10 minutes. It is well worth visiting at this time. I didn't know what to expect and watching and listening to the...More

Thank ChrisWOutandAbout
Reviewed 25 March 2018

My partner and I went not knowing what to expect, we were very impressed. The place is easy to find, clean and easily accessible. The wheel is huge and runs every last Saturday of the month. The exhibits are set out and displayed very well....More

Thank LizzieWestWales
Reviewed 7 February 2018 via mobile

A fascinating heritage centre that displays the old mining industry of South Wales. The winding house machinery is immense and powerful Coffee and cakes were delicious

Thank Caerphillyshepherd
Reviewed 22 January 2018

Hidden gem definitely sums it up for me. I have lived in the Cardiff area for over nine years and hadn't heard of it. I only found out because I was looking up another museum which was on the Telegraph Top 20 family friendly museums...More

Thank Valerie P
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David S
8 January 2016|
Response from WindingHouse m | Property representative |
Hello, the engine runs on the last Saturday of each month (except for December) so it will next be running on Saturday 30th January, at 12pm. It runs for c 10-15 minutes. A full list of dates for 2016 are on our website - go... More
6 April 2015|
Response from WindingHouse m | Property representative |
Hi, yes, we are open on Easter Monday. We are open 10am - 5pm.