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The Holocaust Memorial Tablet

Talk: The Holocaust Memorial Tablet   Join Cynon Valley Museum and the Jewish History Association of South Wales (JHASW) on Wednesday 26th January at 11am for a talk to mark Holocaust Memorial Day 2022. The talk will focus on Holocaust Memorial Tablet at Cardiff Reform Synagogue which JHASW researched and wrote narratives for the 102 […]

Holocaust Memorial Day at Cynon Valley Museum

Holocaust Memorial Day at Cynon Valley Museum   Every year Holocaust Memorial Day takes place in January so that we all remember the millions of people murdered in the Holocaust, under Nazi Persecution, and in the genocides which followed in Cambodia, Rwanda, Bosnia, and Darfur. This year Cynon Valley Museum will working with RCT CBC’s Community […]

Expression of Interests to Run Museum Cafe

Expression of Interest to Run Museum Cafe   Cynon Valley Museum Trust (CVMT), is seeking Expressions of Interests from individuals and organisations interested in running the Museum Café at Cynon Valley Museum. Prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, the museum saw over 19,000 visitors a year. The cafe in addition to daily visitors provides additional catering across the Museum’s […]

First Art Exhibition of 2022 Now Open!

Happy New Year! We’re so happy to be open to the public again, and we’re starting off 2022 with a fantastic new art exhibition in our Lower Gallery! ‘Lost Edges’ by Neil Burridge Neil is a painter based in Tonyrefail, South Wales. He holds degrees from Bath Spa University, the University of South Wales and […]

Merry Christmas from Cynon Valley Museum

Merry Christmas from Cynon Valley Museum   As we come to the end of 2021, everyone at Cynon Valley Museum would like to wish you a merry Christmas, a happy festive period, and New Year. The museum team has been delighted to be able to share the build up to Christmas with you this year, […]

Important Notice from Cynon Valley Museum Trust

Cynon Valley Museum is disappointed to announce that due to the recent increase in COVID-19 rates and the Omicron variant the two planned Santa’s grotto days on Saturday 18th and Wednesday 22nd December have been cancelled. This decision was unfortunately the only option available to those involved in these grotto events and has been made […]

Historical Christmas Trail at Cynon Valley Museum

Historical Christmas Trail at Cynon Valley Museum From December 1st Cynon Valley Museum will launch its Christmas trail which will be available to families, careers and children! This trail will take you around the museum, exploring the history of the Cynon Valley and finding out a little bit more about what Christmas was like in the […]

Santa’s Grotto at the Museum!

Santa is Visiting Cynon Valley Museum!   Cynon Valley Museum is delighted to confirm Santa will be visiting the museum this December on Saturday 18th and Wednesday 22nd December and you will be able to visit him for free in his Christmas Grotto. Working in partnership with Rhondda Cynon Taf County Borough Council Cohesion Team […]

Inter Faith Week at Cynon Valley Museum

This year, for Inter Faith Week 2021, Cynon Valley Museum and Rhondda Cynon Taf County Borough Council Community Cohesion Team held a day event on Saturday 20th November 2021 at the museum. What is Inter Faith Week? Inter Faith Week 2021 takes place from Sunday 14th – Sunday 21st November. Inter Faith Week begins on […]

Transgender Awareness Week

This year Cynon Valley Museum, in partnership with the RCTCBC Inclusion and Diversity Team, is participating in Trans Awareness Week, to help raise the visibility of transgender people and address the issues members of the community face. Transgender Awareness Week runs from 13th – 19th November each year and is a one-week celebration and awareness […]

Interfaith Day at Cynon Valley Museum

Interfaith Day at Cynon Valley Museum Cynon Valley Museum is taking part in Interfaith week 2021 with a special event taking place this Saturday at the museum in partnership with RCT Council’s Community Safety Partnership. Saturday will see the awarding of prizes for competition for 10-18 year olds to design a poster themed around faith and belief. […]

Poster Competition for Interfaith Week

Enter Poster Competition for Interfaith Week Cynon Valley Museum has teamed up with RCT Council’s Community Safety Partnership invites you to a celebrate Inter Faith week between Sunday the 14th and Sunday the 21st of November and take part in a poster competition culminating with 3rd, 2nd, and 1st prizes being awarded at Cynon Valley Museum in […]

Geoffrey Evans

Cynon Valley Museum has lost a member of its family. Geoffrey Evans sadly passed away earlier this month. He will be deeply missed by everyone at the museum. As many of you know Geoffrey was one of the highest regarded historians of the Cynon valley having been active since the 1970s. Geoffrey published numerous books […]

Talk: Prehistory in Wales

Book Now for Tickets to Prehistory in Wales Join Cynon Valley Museum and Dr Steve Burrow Deputy Head of Public History & Archaeology at Amgueddfa Cymru National Museums Wales Tuesday 2nd November for a talk on the prehistory of Wales with a special focus on the Cynon Valley. To book your place follow the link below to […]

Cynon Valley Museum Extends Its Opening Hours

Cynon Valley Museum Trust is pleased to announce that the museum will be extending its opening hours to include Tuesdays. This is another important step in the museum’s reopening phase since the closure due to the Covid-19 pandemic. After the outbreak of Covid-19, the museum was open to the public for a total of three […]

Cynon Valley Museum Trust Welcomes Visit From Vattenfall, Pen Y Cymoedd and Vikki Howells

Cynon Valley Museum Trust was delighted to welcome to the museum, Vattenfall, Pen Y Cymoedd Community Fund and Vikki Howells MS for the Cynon Valley to Cynon Valley Museum on Friday 8th October for a tour and lunch. This was to share the museum’s work to reopen to the public in 2016 and to show […]

Cynon Valley Museum Welcomes Beth Winter MP to the Museum

Beth Winter MP Visits Cynon Valley Museum Cynon Valley Museum was delighted to welcome Beth Winter, Cynon Valley’s Member of Parliament to the museum last Friday. As part of her visit, she met with trustees, staff and volunteers from the museum team who showed her around the museum’s temporary exhibition and permanent gallery which showcases […]

Cynon Valley Museum Relaunches Mezzanine Gallery

Cynon Valley Museum Relaunches Mezzanine Gallery Cynon Valley Museum continues on its journey of recovery from the Covid-19 pandemic with another reopening milestone this week. The popular Mezzanine Gallery has relaunched to the public for the first time in over 18 months with a brand new exhibition that celebrates the artistic talent here in the […]

Our Room Hire Service is Back!

Room and Venue Hire is Back! Since reopening Cynon Valley Museum in 2016 we have been a community hub for the Cynon Valley over the last five years we have worked with numerous community groups, charities, and businesses to host events, talks, meetings, and workshops to best utilise the museum building. Sadly due to the […]

Cynon Valley Museum Welcomes Visit by National Lottery Heritage Fund

Cynon Valley Museum Welcomes Visit by National Lottery Heritage Fund   Cynon Valley Museum earlier in August were delighted to receive a visit from National Lottery Heritage Fund. It was an opportunity for the Museum Team to show how emergency covid-19 funding, funded by National Lottery players help ensure the museum was able to prepare […]

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