Ebbw Vale Works Museum, accessible entrance at rear, Blaenau Gwent. Free entry

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Brief description

"The Ebbw Vale Works Museum is the only intact steelworks archive in the UK. It is without doubt a collection of National importance and makes a vital contribution to the historical heritage of Blaenau Gwent.

The museum is located at The General Offices in Ebbw Vale, a Grade 2 Listed Building which also houses the Gwent Archives and teams from Blaenau Gwent County Borough Council.

Visitors to the Ebbw Vale Works Museum will find an eclectic collection of artefacts and archived material covering the evolution and development of coal, iron and steelmaking in the area from the 1700s, through numerous stages of development, up to the works closure in 2002 and its subsequent demolition. The museum also provides access to a considerable amount of material relating to the social aspects of the lives of the community.

The museum is an independently Volunteer operated facility which relies on support, funding and donations from visitors and official bodies, ensuring the collection is maintained for posterity and supports the education of the public for generations to come."


Ebbw Vale Works Museum, General Offices, Steelworks Road, Ebbw Vale, Blaenau Gwent. NP23 6AA




01495 350941




"Travelling from the West on the A465 at the Ebbw Vale roundabout take the 3rd exit the A4046 (College Road). Follow the signs "The Works"

Travelling from the East on the A465 at the Ebbw Vale roundabout take the 1st exit the A4046 (College Road). Follow the signs "The Works". At the next roundabout take the 1st exit continuing on the A4046. At the next roundabout take the 1st exit continuing on the A4046. At the traffic lights carry straight on taking the B4485 (Steelworks Road). At the next roundabout after the stone arched bridge take the 1st exit continuing on the B4485 for about 400 yards and you will reach the General Offices on your left-hand side.

Travelling from the South on the A4046 carry straight on pass the Ambala Hotel, at the next roundabout take the second exit, travel along this road for 1/2 mile at the next round about carry straight on for about 1mile and you will reach the General Offices on your left.  The free car parks are to the south and east of the building."

Opening Times

Always check with the venue directly for up-to-date information including opening times and admission charges as they may be subject to change

In 2022: "Visiting the museum is currently by appointment only on Monday 10:30-15:30, Wednesday 10:30-15:30 and Friday 10:30-13:30.

Unfortunately we are closed on weekends and bank holidays.  To make an appointment please telephone the museum on 01495 350941"


Ebbw Vale Town Station is adjacent.

"There is a regular train service between Cardiff General Station and Ebbw Vale Town Station which terminates at the Free Car Park at south end of the General Office. During weekdays the trains leave Cardiff General hourly at 35 minutes past the hour and return from Ebbw Vale Town hourly at 37 minutes past the hour.

The train picks up and drops off at Cardiff General, Pye Corner, Rogerstone, Risca & Pontymister, Crosskeys, Newbridge, Llanhilleth, Ebbw Vale Parkway and Ebbw Vale Town."


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