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ALL BUILDINGS AND PARKLAND ARE CURRENTLY CLOSED DUE TO THE CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC

Events

June 20 –Merthyr Tydfil a Safe Place: The story of evacuees in Merthyr Tydfil - Jun 20, 2020

June 20 –Merthyr Tydfil a Safe Place: The story of evacuees in Merthyr Tydfil In June 1940 Merthyr Tydfil welcome over 1700 evacuated children and more were to come. This seated talk is all about this huge influx of people into Merthyr Tydfil and their experiences. Booking essential. Free event. Starts at 2:00pm. For information on entrance fees and opening times or to book, contact us or visit our Facebook: @cyfarthfa website: www.Cyfarthfa.com Phone: 01685 727371 E-mail: museum@wellbeingmerthy.co.uk

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July 18 – British Archaeology Week - Archaeology in 3D: Archaeological Objects from the Collection at Cyfarthfa Castle - Jul 18, 2020

July 18 – British Archaeology Week - Archaeology in 3D: Archaeological Objects from the Collection at Cyfarthfa Castle The Cilsanws Dagger, glass from the Penydarren fort and iron from the Cyfarthfa works are just a few of the archaeological finds house at Cyfarthfa Castle. This is a seated talk will take objects out cases and storage and tell the story behind them. Booking essential. Free event. Starts at 2:00pm.

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July 29 - 30 – Evacuated: Create your own comic! - Jul 29, 2020

July 29 - 30 – Evacuated: Create your own comic! In June 1940 thousands of children were evacuated to Merthyr Tydfil. Come along to this workshop and discover more by creating your own comic strip inspired by an evacuee’s stories. Drop-in workshop, details below.

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August 9 & 23: Guided tour with William Crawshay - Special Costumed tour - Aug 9, 2020

August 9 & 23: Guided tour with William Crawshay - Special Costumed tour On August 9 & 23 take part in a unique guided tour of the museum & art gallery with William Crawshay.

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August 12 - 13 – Paper Dolls & Pirates! - Aug 12, 2020

August 12 - 13 – Paper Dolls & Pirates! 80 years ago, when many evacuated children came to Merthyr Tydfil many of them played with paper toys. Come along and find out more and make a doll or pirate to take away with you. Drop-in workshop, details below. Drop-in workshop so no need to book, waiting times can vary. Runs from 11:00am-1:00pm & 2:00pm-4:00pm. (Child friendly event)

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Assemblage Art: An introduction to creating unique artwork - Aug 22, 2020

Assemblage Art: An introduction to creating unique artwork The renowned artist Arthur Giardelli came to Merthyr Tydfil 80 years ago this year. His technique of searching outdoors, finding and reusing natural objects for artwork is the inspiration for this workshop. Find out all about his history and about assemblage art, while creating your own unique artwork. Booking essential. Workshop costs £15.00 per person (non-refundable). All materials provided. Starts at 10:30am/finishes 3:30pm. (Adult Event – over 16’s)

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August 26 and 27 – Create a fabulous flip book! - Aug 26, 2020

August 26 and 27 – Create a fabulous flip book! Toys were hard to come by during WWII so kids made their own. Come and create your own flip book inspired by the 1940’s. Drop-in workshop, details below. *Drop-in workshops run from 11:00am-1:00pm & 2:00pm-4:00pm. There is no need to book, waiting times can vary. Suitable for children of all ages. Standard entrance fees apply, please check cyfarthfa.com for details on fees. For information on entrance fees and opening times or to book, contact us or visit our - Website:www.Cyfarthfa.com Phone: 01685 727371 E-mail: museum@wellbeingmerthyr.co.uk

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September 5 (Open Doors) – The Great 1880 Exhibition at Merthyr Tydfil - Sep 5, 2020

September 5 (Open Doors) – The Great 1880 Exhibition at Merthyr Tydfil In 1880, the largest exhibition of art and historical objects was opened at the Drill Hall in Merthyr Tydfil. This seated talk will tell the story of the exhibition and how it led to the founding of Cyfarthfa Castle Museum and original objects from the exhibition will be brought out of storage and shown. Booking essential. Free event. Starts at 2:00pm.

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A History of Merthyr Tydfil in Ten People - Sep 15, 2020

“A History of Merthyr Tydfil in Ten People” by Joe England

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Wales in 100 Objects by Andrew Green - Oct 20, 2020

Talk by Andrew Green Publication also available.

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Ghost tour of Cyfarthfa Castle Museum and Art Gallery. 22-23/10/19 - Oct 22, 2020

October 22 & 23 – Ghost Tours of Cyfarthfa Castle Museum & Art Gallery This is a guided tour around Cyfarthfa Castle Museum and Art Gallery by torchlight. Ghost stories will be told about all the mysterious things to happen at the Castle over the decades and you will have a chance to do your own paranormal investigations. PLEASE NOTE: The tours will only take place within the Museum section of the building. Tour starts at 7:00pm – 8:30pm & 9:00pm – 10:30pm on both dates. Cost £10.00 per person (non-refundable). Booking essential. (Adult Event – over 16’s)

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October 27 – 31 – Halloween Hunt! - Oct 27, 2020

October 27 – 31 – Halloween Hunt! Take part in our Halloween hunt through the museum and earn a prize! For a hunt answer sheet please go to reception on arrival. Runs when building is open; please check opening times.

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October 30 and 31 – Halloween Pop-up Scene! - Oct 30, 2020

October 30 and 31 – Halloween Pop-up Scene! Come along and create a glow in the dark, pop-up Halloween scene. Drop-in workshop, details below. Drop-in workshop so no need to book, waiting times can vary. Runs from 11:00am-1:00pm & 2:00pm-3:30pm.

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November 14 – Festive Bears, Hares & More! A Needle Felting Craft Workshop - Nov 14, 2020

November 14 – Festive Bears, Hares & More! A Needle Felting Craft Workshop To help get you into the festive mood early come along to this felt craft workshop and created your own festive animal. Booking essential. Workshop costs £15.00 per person (non-refundable). All materials provided. Starts at 1:00pm. (Adult Event – over 16s) To book, contact us or visit our Facebook: @cyfarthfa website: www.Cyfarthfa.com Phone: 01685 727371 E-mail: museum@wellbeingmerthyr.co.uk

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His own composed poetry by Mike Jenkins - Nov 17, 2020

“His own composed poetry” by Mike Jenkins

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Victorian Christmas Wreath Making - Dec 5, 2020

December 5 & 6 – Victorian Christmas Wreath Making Make a classic Victorian Christmas Wreath with fresh evergreens. Booking essential. Workshop costs £15.00 per person (non-refundable). All materials provided. Starts at 1:30pm. (Adult art workshop)

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December 12, 13, 19 & 20 - Santa at the Castle! - Dec 12, 2020

December 12, 13, 19 & 20 - Santa at the Castle! Santa is coming to his favourite Castle! Come along and meet him and take part in a fun festive craft activity. Booking essential. Cost £4.50 per child (adults free and price includes craft and gift). Sessions will take place between 12:00pm and 3:30pm, please contact the museum to check availability and book on to a session. Spaces are limited.

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Welcome to Cyfarthfa Park!

Below you will find information about events held around the park and the opening times and entrance fees for attactions within the parkland.

Drones are not permitted to be flown within the grounds of Cyfarthfa Park without prior written consent by either WellBeing Merthyr / Merthyr Tydfil Leisure Trust or Merthyr Tydfil County Borough Council.

 

Opening Hours

ALL BUILDINGS ARE CURRENTLY CLOSED DUE TO THE CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC. 

Cyfarthfa Castle Museum & Art Gallery

  • 1st April - 30th September:

  • Monday – Friday: 10am - 5pm

  • Saturday & Sunday: 12pm - 5pm

 

  • 1st October - 31st March:

  • Monday: Closed

  • Tuesday – Friday: 10am - 4pm

  • Saturday & Sunday: 12pm - 4pm

 

  • Christmas Opening (2019):

  • Christmas Eve: 10- 1pm.

  • Christmas Day: Closed

  • Boxing Day: Closed

  • New Year's Day: Closed

 

  • Entrance Fees for Museum & Art Gallery
  • Adults (16 & Over)£2.20
  • Concessions £1.10
  • Under 16 Free

 

  • Cyfarthfa Park
  • Opening: 6am until:
  • January: 4.45pm
  • February: 5.15pm
  • March: 6.15pm
  • April: 7.45pm
  • May: 8.45pm
  • June: 9.45pm
  • July: 9.15pm
  • August: 8.45pm
  • September: 7.15pm
  • October: 6.30pm
  • November: 5.15pm
  • December: 4.45pm

 

  • Canolfan Cyfarthfa
  • 1st April - 30th September: Mon - Sun: 11am - 7pm.

 

 

  • Joseph Parry’s Cottage
  • 1st April - 30th September:
  • Sat & Sun: 2pm - 5pm
  • Mon - Fri: By appointment

 

  • 1st October - 31st March:
  • By appointment only

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