National Mining Disaster Memorial Garden of Wales

Please check our Facebook page before travelling to visit the Memorial Garden, especially during the winter weather.

October 2013 saw the opening of the new memorial garden in Senghenydd as The Welsh National and Universal Mining Memorial Garden. In March 2024 this was officially recognised by the Welsh Government as the National Mining Disaster Memorial Garden of Wales.

The central bronze sculpture entitled ‘The Rescue’ was designed and made by sculptor Les Johnson..

The ceramic name tiles for the Memorial Wall were made at a series of community and school workshops during November 2012. These were led by ceramic artists Ned Heywood and Julia Land from Chepstow and involved all the local Primary Schools of the Aber Valley.

The ceramic paviers documenting each national colliery disaster in Wales were also made by Ned and Julia at their workshop.

The Memorial Garden’s layout and planting scheme was designed by landscape architect Stephanie Wilkins.

Memorial Garden Opening Times
Winter Opening
1st October – 29th February 9:00am – 4:00pm
(Closed on Christmas Day)
Summer Opening
1st March – 30th September 9:00am – 6:00pm
Last entry 15 minutes before close.
During inclement weather, please check our Facebook page to check that the Memorial Garden is open. The safety of our volunteers and visitors is important to us, and we will only open the garden everyone can get there safely.

How to find us
The Memorial Garden postcode is CF83 4GY.
Please go to the how to find us page for further travel information.