Rose Davies: local socialist feminist honoured with a Purple Plaque at Cynon Valley Museum

Rose Davies 1882 – 1958: A Purple Plaque to Honour Local Activist The Cynon Valley Museum is pleased to announce that a Purple Plaque in memory of Welsh Labour activist, local Alderman and [...]


Coronation Celebrations: Change and Continuity

Coronation Celebrations: Change and Continuity On the 8th of September 2022, Queen Elizabeth II died after reigning for 70 years. She came to the throne, a young woman of 27, her coronation [...]


Donate To The Museum Collection

Donate to the Cynon Valley Museum Collection The Cynon Valley Museum is a fully Accredited Museum under the Arts Council’s Accreditation Scheme; the museum has been accredited since 2006.  As of [...]


Paul Robeson and Wales: A Proud Bond (a follow up article)

  Paul Robeson and Wales: A Proud Bond   Photo by Gordon Parks, Office of War Information, Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons   Introduction ‘There is no place in the world I [...]


Italian Catering Businesses in the Cynon Valley

The old Italian cafes of Valleys’ towns and villages evoke images of cosy, friendly, and warm establishments where you could go with friends and family to relax, eat, and drink. Many of us have [...]


Miners’ Safety Lamps: A Local Product

The museum has safety lamps on display with miners’ tags and other equipment. Only equipment to the layman, but essential and lifesaving to miners who see these artifices as symbols of the [...]


Women Supporting the Miners

From the onset of mining history, women were involved with the mining industry in their support.  Female activists in the mining community protested alongside their husbands, fathers and brothers [...]


Pamela ‘Mother’ Shepherd, 1836 – 1930

International Women’s Day is 8th March each year. This is the opportunity for us to consider the contribution to the public life of a woman who had an enormous influence on the Aberdare [...]


Dai Dower: Boxing Legend of Abercynon

The Museum collection displays boxing gloves, robe, tickets and memorabilia relating to Abercynon born boxing legend Dai Dower M.B.E, tangible objects tunnelling you back to a seemingly black and [...]