Museum News

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 […]

Join the Cynon Valley Museum Trust

We’re Recruiting For Trustees to Join Cynon Valley Museum’s Trust’s Board Working to the CVMT’s values of sustainability, accessibility, progression, ambition, flexibility and representation, the board of trustees takes a leading role in managing the Cynon Valley Museum Trust.   Details Role Title: Trustee of Cynon Valley Museum Trust Direct Report: Chair of the Board of Trustees Salary: […]

Invitation to Tender to Deliver Business Plan for Cynon Valley Museum Trust

Cynon Valley Museum Trust (CVMT) are inviting individuals or organisations to tender for a contract to deliver a 5 year Business Plan that supports our future trajectory from 2021 – 2027. The role requires the individual or organisation to work collaboratively with the Museum team, which includes: Board of Trustees Staff Volunteers Other stakeholders   […]

Valleys Re-told: Cynon Valley Museum to Partner with Amgueddfa Cymru in New Project

Cynon Valley Museum has partnered with Amgueddfa Cymru and Cyfartha Castle in a new project titled Valleys Re-told.   Valleys Re-told The Valleys Re-told project, led by Amgueddfa Cymru and funded by the Museums Association / Esmée Fairbairn Collections Fund will work with the Cynon Valley Museum Trust and Cyfartha Castle Museum and Gallery to […]

Phase Arts Collective Live Concerts

Music at the Museum with Phase Arts Collective Join musicians Rachael Elliot and Beatrice Newman, known as Phase Arts Collective, for live musical performances throughout July and August, hosted at Cynon Valley Museum. As the museum has now reopened, we are delighted to bring back live music events from Phase Arts Collective. The musicians will […]

Old Aberdare Volume 11 Now On Sale at Cynon Valley Museum

Old Aberdare Volume 11 Now On Sale at Cynon Valley Museum   The latest volume of Old Aberdare is now available for sale at the Cynon Valley Museum. Volume 11 has been produced by Cynon Valley History Society commemorating the 50th anniversary of the foundation of the society, founded in 1971 and is essential reading […]

Volunteer At Cynon Valley Museum

Volunteer at Cynon Valley Museum Following our reopening this July we are looking for up to 4 new volunteers to join our growing volunteer team on Thursdays and Fridays.   Details Role Title: Front of House Volunteer Reporting to: Museum Co-ordinator Term & details: Voluntary role Hours: Thursday (morning and/or afternoon), Friday (morning and/or after) *We […]

Cynon Valley Museum Reopens

Cynon Valley Museum Reopens   Cynon Valley Museum has reopened to the public for the first time in 7 months following its temporary closure as result of the change in Welsh Government guidance in the build-up to the Christmas period. Richard Jones, Chair of the board of Trustees said;  “The last year has been incredibly […]


We’re Recruiting For a Treasurer to Join Our Board of Trustees Working to the CVMT’s values of SUSTAINABILITY, ACCESSIBILITY, PROGRESSION, AMBITION, FLEXIBILITY & REPRESENTATION, the role of the Treasurer will form a key member of the Board of Trustees and take a leading role in managing and reporting the Trust’s Financial position. The Cynon Valley Museum […]

Museum Assistant

We’re recruiting! Working to the CVMT’s values of SUSTAINABILITY, ACCESSIBILITY, PROGRESSION, AMBITION, FLEXIBILITY & REPRESENTATION, the role of the Museum Assistant is to support Museum activities including front of house, social media, visitor experience and ensure the museum follows current Covid-19 guidelines. The Cynon Valley Museum Trust is a registered charity (1161227) whose mission is: “to […]

Rhondda Cynon Taf Council Celebrates Local Sporting Heroes

RCTCBC Sporting Heroes Past and Present Project Rhondda Cynon Taf County Borough Council’s most recent project celebrates local sporting heroes. With the support of the Heritage Lottery Fund, ‘Sporting Heroes Past and Present’ will commemorate historic and contemporary local sporting heroes throughout the authorities changing rooms. The sporting heroes will be chosen through an online […]

Photography Exhibition Celebrates 250 years of Co-operation in Wales

A brand-new photography exhibition, presented by the Cynon Valley Museum in Aberdare and the Wales Co-operative Centre, goes online on Tuesday 11 May 2021. The exhibition reflects the vibrant and dynamic co-operative movement which exists in Wales. Launched to coincide with the 250th anniversary of the birth of Robert Owen in Newtown, ‘The Modern Face of […]

Cynon Valley Museum Secures Funding to Increase Museums Accessibility

Cynon Valley Museum Trust (CVMT) has secured funding to increase the museums accessibility through the redevelopment of its toilets and creation of ground floor office space.   Redevelopment of the Museums Toilets The major redevelopment of the museum’s toilets will increase the accessibility of the museum’s toilets to the public, volunteers and staff. The current […]

An Interview with Cynon Valley Museum’s New Chair

Question 1: Tell us a Little bit about yourself? My name is Richard, I am Chair of the Cynon Valley Museum Trust. Alongside chairing the board of trustees at the Museum. I am Vice Chair of the Hirwaun and Penderyn Community Council and Chair of Accessible Caring Transport.  I have a broad range of hobbies […]

Thank You To All Of Our Supporters

Thank You to All Of Our Supporters   As we approach Christmas and 2021, Cynon Valley Museum, would like to take a moment to say thank you to everyone who has given support to us amidst the Covid19 pandemic and helped ensured the Museum has negotiated 2020 and will enter 2021 ready to reopen to […]

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