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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 develop opportunities […]

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 the live music events from Phase Arts Collective. The musicians […]

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 […]

Collecting 2020

The Cynon Valley Museum tells the story of the Cynon Valley from the distant past to the present day, it is the story of our community. As we continue through time we must continue collecting, so that we can continue telling this valleys story.     Collecting 2020 Telling the story of 2020 is no […]

Cynon Valley Museum Temporary Closure

Cynon Valley Museum has Closed Following Welsh Government Guidance    Cynon Valley Museum has now closed following changes to Welsh Government guidance relating to museums. Currently we are unable to provide a re-opening date and will announce on our website when we have more information. During the past two weeks of re-opening we have been overjoyed […]

Cynon Valley Museum Winter Covid Closure

Due to recent changes in Covid-19 guidance from the Welsh Government, Cynon Valley Museum Trust are sad to announce that we are required to close from 4pm on Friday 4th of December.  Unfortunately, we are currently unable to provide a re-opening date until it is deemed appropriate by the relevant bodies. During the past two […]

Cynon Valley Museum Sets Reopening Date

The Cynon Valley Museum Trust following the end of Wales’ second lockdown has set a proposed opening date for the museum for Saturday 21st November, marking an important point in the museum’s journey towards reopening.   Reopening Cynon Valley Museum As we monitor the current pandemic climate, the museum will temporarily function in a different […]

Drawing With Carrie Francis

Drawing with Carrie Francis Join artist Carrie Francis on the 19th November at 2pm for a live 20 minute workshop on continuous line drawing. Join in from home, or just sit back relax and enjoy the demonstration. There will be a question and answer session at the end of ask Carrie all the questions you […]

Trustees Week at Cynon Valley Museum

“Over One Million Trustees” Across United Kingdom there are 196,000 charities, every single one of them requires trustees. There are over one million trustees in the United Kingdom. Trustees are crucial to charities, giving their time voluntarily to ensure the smooth running of charitable organisations such as the Cynon Valley Museum. Did you know that […]

The Sunflower Lanyard Scheme

At Cynon Valley Museum, we pride ourselves on creating an environment accessible for all. On 9th November 2019, we launched the Sunflower Lanyard Scheme, which aims to create a safe and welcoming environment for all visitors.     The Sunflower Lanyard Scheme helps to create awareness for individuals with ‘hidden disabilities.’ These hidden disabilities include […]

Covid 19 Update from Cynon Valley Museum

The Cynon Valley Museum in light of Welsh government announcements today (19th October) will continue to remain closed. We are constantly assessing the situation and will reopen when it is safe and sustainable to do so. Understandably we are currently not able to give a specific date due to the complex and constantly changing environment […]

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