The museum is family friendly, and suitable for all ages.

We have a lovely family-friendly cafe, which serves light lunches, hot drinks, cakes, and cooked breakfasts.

We also run a variety of events suitable for different ages. Check our ‘What’s On’ calendar for up to date information…

Museum Trails

We currently have 3 museum trails, all of these are free

Down to the Sea (for age 8+)

Follow the trail to discover how the ocean has impacted people’s lives in the Cynon Valley throughout history!

Museum Detectives (for under 5s)

See if you can spot 6 objects in the museum!

Bryn the Owl Trail (for ages 8+)

Search the museum to find out how life has changed in the Cynon Valley over time!

Young Archaeologists' Club

Our Young Archaeologists’ Club runs on the 4th Saturday of each month from 2-4pm. It’s open to anyone aged 8-16 at a cost of £3 per session.

The next sessions are:

June 22nd – Making Plans

July 27th – The Buildings of Aberdare

September 28th – Looking After Artefacts

October 26th – Museum in a Box

November 22nd – Conflict Archaeology

December 21st – Traditional Christmas Celebrations and Party

Summer Holiday Fun

We’ve got plans to run some fun family-friendly activities over the summer holidays… more information coming soon!

Contact Us

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