Please note due to the Coronavirus Pandemic the museum is currently closed

The Museum is open Tuesday – Saturday, 9.00am – 4pm, entry is free (recommended donation £3)

How to find us


Cynon Valley Museum, Depot Road, Aberdare, CF44 8DL (next to Tesco)

By bus:

There is a bus stop directly opposite the entrance to the Museum where the following services stop: 91 (Globe Coaches), 11A (Stagecoach), 11C (Stagecoach), 172 (Stagecoach), 7 (Stagecoach), 8 (Stagecoach), 9 (Stagecoach)


By Train:

Aberdare Train Station (Transport for Wales) is just a 15 minute walk from the Museum, with direct trains up to every 30 minutes from Cardiff.


By Car:

From the West: leave the M4 at junction 43 and follow the A465 for 19 miles to Hirwaun Road. Follow the A4059 to Aberdare and follow signs to the Museum.

From the East: take junction 32 and follow the A470 for 23 miles. Follow the A4059 through Mountain Ash to Aberdare and follow signs to the Museum.



The Museum has a small free carpark which is open to visitors during opening hours. There is a large carpark next door at Tesco, where you can take advantage of the 2 hours’ free parking. There are two accessible car parking bays with step free access to the Museum entrance.


The Museum is fully accessible to wheelchair users.

There is a lift to the first floor and step free access to all areas of the museum.

There is an accessible toilet on the ground floor and two accessible parking bays in the car park with step free access to the entrance.

The Cynon Valley Museum is part of the Sunflower Lanyard scheme. If you would like to wear a sunflower lanyard on your visit to the museum, please make arrangements before by following the link here, or by approaching the front desk on your arrival at the museum.The Sunflower Lanyard Scheme

We are happy to assist with any additional needs you may have or questions about your visit. Please get in touch if you have any further questions.

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