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.
July 8 – September 23 – Celebration of Welsh Contemporary Painting 2019 - Jul 8, 2019
July 8 – September 23 – Celebration of Welsh Contemporary Painting 2019
Cyfarthfa Castle is host to the second bi-annual celebration of the best contemporary artists working in Wales today. From oil paintings to street art, this exhibition is totally unique and a must see.
Local Archaeology Day: Discover Merthyr’s hidden Past - Jul 13, 2019
July 13 – Festival of British Archaeology 2019 Event – Local Archaeology Day: Discover Merthyr’s hidden Past
Merthyr Tydfil has a rich heritage and this day will celebrate and demonstrate the diversity of its heritage. Several archaeological and historical experts will be at Cyfarthfa Castle, to talk all about archaeological finds and excavations in the borough. Booking Essential. Talks start at 2pm FREE
Festival of British Archaeology 2019 Event – Make a Mosaic! - Jul 14, 2019
July 14 – Festival of British Archaeology 2019 Event – Make a Mosaic! An Introduction to making Mosaic Art
Like many Roman sites across Wales, Roman sites in Merthyr had examples of Mosaic flooring and decoration. This workshop will give you an introduction to making mosaics and you will take a Roman inspired mosaic away with you. Cost £10.00 per person (non-refundable). Starts at 1pm all materials provided. (Adult event – Over 16’s)
July 23 & 24 – Spray Painting for kids! - Jul 23, 2019
July 23 & 24 – Spray Painting for kids!
At the heart of most street art and graffiti is spray paint. Come along and use child friendly water based spray paint and create a masterpiece to take away with you. 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)
August 6 – Nature Prints! - Aug 6, 2019
August 6 – Nature Prints!
In 1844, the first printed book of photos was published. The book was full of Cyanotype images of plant life in Britain. Come along and find out more and make your own nature print. 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)
Guided tour with William Crawshay - Special Costumed tour - Aug 11, 2019
On August 11th & 18th take part in a unique guided tour of the museum & art gallery with William Crawshay.
August 20 & 21 – Create your own WW2 Evacuees Pack - Aug 20, 2019
August 20 & 21 – Create your own WW2 Evacuees Pack
80 years ago, after WW2 began the first evacuees from England arrived in Merthyr Tydfil. By 1940 there were hundreds of evacuated children in the town. Come to this workshop and find out about their story and create your own evacuees pack. 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)
September 21 – Open Doors 2019 Event: Remnants of War - Sep 21, 2019
September 21 – Open Doors 2019 Event: Remnants of War
As one war ended 100 years ago another one was just beginning 80 years ago. WWI & II affected many people from Merthyr Tydfil and this Open Doors event will bring out of storage objects related to both of those wars. Costume, letters, medals, and much more will be shown and the local story by them all will be told. Booking essential. Free event. Starts at 2:00pm.
Ghost tour of Cyfarthfa Castle Museum and Art Gallery - Oct 23, 2019
October 23 & 24 – 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)
Halloween Projectors and Scavenger Hunt! - Oct 30, 2019
October 30 & 31 – Halloween Projectors and Scavenger Hunt!
Come along and create your own spooky Halloween projector! When it goes dark you can shine a light through your projector and scare passers-by. Take part in our scavenger hunt through the museum too! Drop-in workshop so no need to book, waiting times can vary. Runs from 11:00am-1:00pm & 2:00pm-3:30pm. For a hunt answer sheet please go to reception on arrival (Child friendly event)
November 30 & December 1 – Victorian Christmas Wreath Making - Nov 30, 2019
November 30 & December 1 – 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)
December 7, 8, 14 & 15 - Santa at the Castle! - Dec 7, 2019
December 7, 8, 14 & 15 - 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.