Cynon Valley Museum: Covid-19 Update

The Covid-19 pandemic has undoubtedly been the greatest challenge to the survival of the Cynon Valley Museum Trust. Our doors have been closed for almost 5 months and our income has dropped close to zero.

During this time, our team have worked hard to continue public access through our online exhibition programme Exhibition at Home and access to the museum’s collection through Stories from the Collection. Some highlights have included exhibitions by the Jewish History Association of South Wales, Aberdare Camera Club and a host of local artists celebrating the best our valley has to offer.

We have been able to expand our online offer, launching Cynon at Home. A series of 8 digital events being delivered through August and September. Each episode we be talking to local historians and artists about local history and culture that is important for all of us. We have also been collecting and documenting the Cynon Valley’s experiences of Covid-19. You can share your experiences and create history by sending in your story.

Thanks to generous support from the Cynon Valley community, and our funders, we have been able to secure the museum’s immediate future. We can now begin planning the reopening of the museum. We will be releasing more information later this month.

How can you support Cynon Valley Museum today?

Your support today will allow us to rebuild, reopen and ensure that the museum is here for future generations.


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Lower Gallery, Cynon Valley Museum

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