This attraction in a historical, charming town of Merthyr Tydfil not far from Cardiff offers a fun day out indoors or out, with a fascinating museum, gallery and more located in a beautiful 160-acre parkland space on the edge of the Brecon Beacons National Park.
Where can I go outside Cardiff?
The Grade I listed Cyfarthfa Castle houses a fantastic museum and art gallery where you can enjoy a great programme of exhibitions, workshops and talks held throughout the year. The castle was constructed for ‘The ironmaster’ William Crawshay II, a famous figure in Welsh history for which the museum pays tribute – see the story of Merthyr and it’s importance for British development, as well as a fascinating collection of artefacts from all over the world. In the summer months, stroll through the peaceful sensory gardens or woodlands and around the lake. The park makes a perfect day out for the family – mum and dad can enjoy a cake and some coffee in the quaint tearooms, while the kids take a ride on the miniature railway or have some fun in the newly constructed playground.
- Keep an eye on the website as the park frequently hosts events! Check their calendar at: https://wellbeingmerthyr.co.uk/venues/heritage-centres/museums/
- Museum and Gallery opening times: Tues – Sun, 10:00am to 4.30pm.
- Museum and Gallery prices:
Adults (over 16) £2.30
Under 16: free
- Park is open from 6am all year round, closing time varies on season.