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Coleg y Cymoedd  Arddangosfa Cyfryngau Digidol Creadigol / Creative Digital Media Exhibition Bilingual text: Yn dod yn fuan! Coleg y Cymoedd Lefel 1, lefel 2 & lefel 3 Arddangosfa Cyfryngau Digidol Creadigol Mehefin 9 – 30, 2023 Coming soon! Coleg y Cymoedd Level 1, level 2, & level 3 Creative Digital Media Exhibition June 9-30, […]

Easter Crafts

Easter Saturday 8th April 11am-1pm FREE Kids’ Art & Craft – Drop-in session Easter Egg Painting & Competition! Join us Easter Saturday 2023 for a FREE Easter Egg painting session. All materials provided. Suitable for bunnies aged 7 plus (younger bunnies welcome with wise rabbits). The best egg will win a prize! Plus! Free Easter […]

Free Welsh Lesson Siop Siarad

Free Learn Welsh Lesson at Cynon Valley Museum Siop Siarad a Chyngerdd Am Ddim yn Amgueddfa Cwm Cynon A Free Siop Siarad and Concert in Cynon Valley Museum Dydd Sadwrn 25 Mawrth 2023 10.00yb – 3.00yh Saturday 25 March 2023 10.00am – 3.00pm To book places on the free Welsh lessons, please click on the […]

International Women’s Day 2023

Have Your Voice Heard This International Women’s Day, join The RCTCBC Community Safety Team in establishing a steering group that will strive to improve the safety of women and girls in communities across RCT. This will be your opportunity to raise any concerns you may have in relation to the safety of women and girls. […]

March At The Museum

Exciting Events Coming up this March 2023 Cynon Valley Museum Trust is delighted to be providing family activities and events throughout March. These events are funded by the RCT Together Shared Prosperity Fund. Wednesday 1st March –  St David’s Day Visit Cynon Valley Museum on St David’s Day this year (Wednesday 1st March) and receive […]

‘Aildanio’ Disability Arts Cymru Arts Prize Exhibition 2022 – 23

‘Aildanio’ 2022-23 Arts Prize Exhibition at g39 Cardiff Aildanio, the Disability Arts Cymru (DAC) Arts Prize exhibition has begun its six gallery tour of Wales at g39 in Cardiff from 18th November 2022. The exhibition is funded by Arts Council Wales and features 26 pieces of work by disabled Wales-based artists, selected from over 100 […]

Kids Winter Crafts Events

We’re happy to be hosting free craft events this Winter!   These sessions target ages 7 – 16 years. Children aged 5-7 are welcome with a guardian/adult. Winter Craft Session Saturday 3rd December 2022, 11am – 1pm   Christmas Craft Session Saturday 17th December 2022, 11am – 1pm (There will also be a Grotto at […]

Christmas 2022 at CVM!

Join us at Cynon Valley Museum this Christmas, we’ve got lots going on!   1st – 22nd December, Winter Art Exhibition Throughout December, the Winter Art exhibition spread across both our art galleries will showcase the range of skill and talent of many local artists!   From photography to acrylic paints, visit to see how the […]

Halloween and Bonfire Night Craft Events! / Digwyddiadau Celf a Chrefft Calan Gaeaf a Noson Tân Gwyllt

We’re happy to be hosting free craft events this Halloween and Bonfire Night, led by local artist Craig Lewis! (Mae’r fersiwn Gymraeg yn dilyn isod) These sessions target ages 7 – 16 years. Children aged 5-7 are welcome with a guardian/adult. Saturday 29th October 2022, 11am – 1pm Saturday 5th November 2022, 11am – 1pm […]

‘Our Treasures’ Art Workshop: Welsh Museums Festival

‘Our Treasures’ Join us at Cynon Valley Museum for an art workshop in partnership with Craft of Hearts! Do you know what your treasures are? During our sessions you will create a mixed media canvas focusing our what you treasure or those in the past have treasured. There will be paint, glitter, collage, and everything […]

History Exhibition: The Life of Caradog

A History Exhibition by Cynon Valley Museum This July Cynon Valley Museum will be hosting a FREE history exhibition ‘The Life of Caradog’ celebrating the life and achievements of Griffith Rees Jones (1834 – 1897), 150 years after the Y Cor Mawr victory at Crystal Palace Competition, 1872 – 73. The Welsh conductor, who became […]

CVMT Celebrates Its Volunteers

From the very beginning, volunteers have played an instrumental role in the Cynon Valley Museum. From campaigning to reopen to embedding the museum in our community, volunteers have been essential, and we would like to say thank you to every single volunteer. Saved by Volunteers The Museum was saved and reopened by volunteers. Without these […]

Apply for our Winter Exhibition 2022!

Cynon Valley Museum Trust is delighted to be bringing back its Winter Exhibition, celebrating a range of artists from across the Cynon Valley and beyond! The Winter Exhibition has been an annual tradition for many years now. This year the exhibition is returning after the Covid-19 pandemic and will open to the public from Friday […]

Collect Your Free Museum at Home Arts Parks

Cynon Valley Museum in partnership with Amguedffa Cymru and Welsh Museums Federation as part of the “Winter of Wellbeing” funded by the Welsh Government we will be giving out 200 free art packs to families visiting the Museum this Easter break. To collect your free art pack visit the musuem during the Easter break and […]

Elaine Morgan Statue Unveiled in Mountain Ash

On Friday 18th March, hundreds of people gathered to witness the unveiling the statue of Elaine Morgan OBE outside the Tŷ Calon Lân Medical Centre, Mountain Ash. Elaine Morgan (1920 – 2013) was a pioneering writer and evolutionary theorist. This statue is the second non-fiction woman to be honoured this way in Wales, after Betty […]

Criw Celf Art Sessions at CVM

Criw Celf are back at the museum! Join local artist Caitlin Flood-Molyneux ( leading a series of collage and mixed media sessions for different age groups, alongside her exhibition at the museum which opens on Friday 1 April at 6pm-8pm. ⁠⁠ Criw Celf Rhondda Cynon Taf Intro to Collage & Mixed Media, led by current […]

Women’s History Month Panel Discussion

This year Cynon Valley Museum is happy to be hosting a panel event to celebrate and discuss Women’s History Month. Our panel speakers include Karin Mear, local artist and Heritage and Community Officer at St Elvans Church Amanda Webber, co-founder of The Wool Stall, Aberdare Beth Winter, Labour MP for Cynon Valley The discussion will […]

History Talk – Dr. Daryl Leeworthy: Elaine Morgan and Her Times

To celebrate Women’s History Month and the unveiling of the Elaine Morgan statue in Mountain Ash, Cynon Valley Museum will be hosting a history talk focusing on the life and work of Elaine Morgan. Biography Dr. Daryl Leeworthy is the Rhys Davies Trust Research Fellow at Swansea University and the author of Elaine Morgan: A […]

History Talk – Dr. Ben Curtis: Cynon Valley Coal Industry

To celebrate the showcase of the Glamorgan Archives ‘Glamorgan’s Blood: Dark Arteries, Old Veins’ exhibition in our Mezzanine Gallery, Cynon Valley Museum will be hosting a history talk focusing on the Cynon Valley coal industry. The ‘Glamorgan’s Blood’ exhibition was funded by Welsh Government through the Archives and Records Council Wales. It launched at Glamorgan […]

LGBTQ+ History at Cynon Valley Museum

Cynon Valley Museum has been celebrating LGBTQ+ History Month this February; proudly displaying the Pride flags throughout the museum, sharing information and resources from groups such as FFLAG, making Queer Emporium products available in the gift shop, and hosting the Pride Cymru ‘Icons and Allies’ exhibition.   “Icons & Allies offers 20 portraits with accompanying […]

Important Notice: Museum Closure 18/02/2022

Important Notice to the Public   Cynon Valley Museum will be closed to the public on 18/02/2022 following the weather warnings issued by The Met Office. A red level warning anticipates winds of up to 90mph which could result in dangerous driving and travel conditions. The Met Office have encouraged the public to stay in […]

LGBTQ+ History Month at Cynon Valley Museum

Happy LGBTQ+ History Month! Cynon Valley Museum, in partnership with the Rhondda Cynon Taf County Borough Council Community Cohesion Team, is delighted to be hosting an LGBTQ+ History Month event on Saturday 26th February, 10:30am – 2pm. There will be activities across the museum. In our Parry room we will be hosting talks: Rania Vamvaka […]

Cynon Valley Winter Art Club

Cynon Valley Museum is delighted to be launching ‘Cynon Valley Museum Winter Art Club’ in partnership with RCT Arts and Creative Industries, as part of the Winter of Wellbeing. These events taking place on a weekly basis throughout February and March will bring a range of free art sessions, focusing on different art activities and […]

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 Interest 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 […]

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 […]

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