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What’s On October 2013 – March 2014 0300 111 2 333

Festive Workshops Family Fun Food Festival Films


National Museum Cardiff (029) 2057 3000

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Family activities Mon 28 October – Fri 1 November, 11am – 4pm

Half Term Activities Hands-on activities for children. Sat 7 December 11am – 4pm

A Thrifty Christmas Join us for a day of activities to make this Christmas a thrifty one, plus an opportunity to meet Father


Christmas! Make your own Christmas cards or create individual and unique Christmas decorations. A small charge will apply for Father Christmas and some workshops. Sat 14 December – Fri 3 January

Festive Trails

Sun 15 December 2pm – 4pm

Big Pit Babies

Make a Rudolph reindeer mask and meet Mother Christmas. Plus a gift for every child to take home. Suitable for ages 0-5. £2 per child. Booking essential.

Pick up a trail sheet and solve the festive quiz.

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Lovely Lovespoons

Love Food

Celebrate St Dwynwen’s Day with us and sample and buy the best local Welsh produce to take home and share with your loved one! Also opportunities to buy unique hand-made tokens and gifts.

Sat 19 October, 1.30pm

Mon 21 October – Sun 17 November

2013 Salon of the Welsh Photographic Federation

Sat 23 November, 1.30pm

Autumn Lecture Series


Please call for December and January opening details.


The Avondale Disaster, Pensylvania, 1869 by Professor Bill Jones, Cardiff University.

Take the underground tour with a real miner, experience the virtual tour, visit the Pithead Baths exhibition and explore the many colliery buildings. Opening times Daily 9.30am – 5pm, Underground tours 10am – 3.30pm

Lectures Autumn Lecture Series

Experience the sights, sounds, smells and atmosphere of an authentic coal mine.

Representing the highest standard of British club photography for the past year.

For more details of our full events programme, and to sign-up for our e-newsletter, visit Big Pit: National Coal Museum Blaenafon Torfaen NP4 9XP Phone: (029) 2057 3650 or 0300 111 2 333 (charged at local rate) Details correct at time of printing. Please contact us before making a special journey.

The Boat Trap by David Giffin – PAGB Ribbon bigpitmuseum


Sat 25 January, 11am – 4pm

Bring along a wooden spoon (or purchase one on the day) and have a go at crafting your own lovespoon – ideal gifts for Valentine’s or Mother’s Day.

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Mon 24 – Fri 28 February 11am – 4pm




A History of Rhondda Mining by Roy Hamer.

Book in advance by phone


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Wed 19 March, 1.30pm

Film Club: The Proud Valley

(1940, certiďŹ cate PG) Paul Robeson stars as David Goliath, a charismatic African-American seaman who washes up in a small mining village in Wales.

Drama & Films Sat 5 & Sun 6 October 2.30pm

Wed 19 February 1.30pm

Universal Sorrow

A one-act play about the Senghenydd Mining Disaster of 1913, by Graham J Evans and performed by The Players Theatre. Duration 45 minutes. Please call for ticket prices and booking.

Book in advance by phone


Film Club: How Green Was My Valley (1941, certiďŹ cate U) Sixty year-old Huw Morgan looks back on his life as a boy in a small Welsh mining town.



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