In recent years the Aber Valley Heritage Committee have established a Heritage Museum situated within Senghenydd Community Centre on Gwern Avenue.
The Universal Colliery in Senghenydd was the scene of the largest mining disaster in British history, when in 1913, 440 men and boys (including one rescue worker) lost their lives in a devastating explosion. This followed a previous disaster in 1901 where 81 colliery workers were also killed.
Although the museum is largely devoted to commemorating these explosions it also documents the wider history of the Valley, including the Windsor Colliery, the sporting achievements of local residents, the old shops and buildings, memories of community events and the community’s involvement in the World Wars.
Resources at the Museum include mining related objects, photographic displays, archive films and inter-active touch-screens which contain hundreds of images showing the people of the valley, local landmarks and buildings through the years.
Aber Valley Heritage Museum Opening Times
We are open Monday to Saturday between 11:00am and 2:00pm (excluding Bank Holidays, and the Saturdays preceding Bank Holidays) and admission is free of charge to everyone.
Toilet facilities (including disabled toilet) also available. Lift access to all floors. Plenty of on street parking available.
We kindly request that groups / schools please telephone the Museum on
029 2083 0445 to book a date for your visit to ensure you get the most out of your visit.