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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 […]

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 […]

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