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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 (https://www.floodmolyneuxart.com/) 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 […]

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 […]

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