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The Festival of Britain 1951 in the Valleys

This blog post tells the story of local celebrations linked to the National Festival of Britain 1951 through objects in our collection, such as a theatre safety curtain and paper dresses. In [...]

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Outdoors Indoors: Episode Two of Cynon at Home

Outdoors Indoors celebrates Wales a “country opulent in dramatic backgrounds, glorious seascapes and beautiful countryside that demonstrates an extensive diversity covering forests, [...]

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Photography imitating art

The Cynon Valley has been home to many talented artists over history. Here we look into the lives of two very different artists – photographer Hans Hoyer and “the Welsh Van Gogh”, Nicholas Evans [...]