Visitors can experience the life of the coal miners on a guided tour through one of the mine shafts of the Lewis Merthyr colliery. Tours are led by former colliery workers. Rhondda Heritage Park is an Anchor Point of ERIH, The European Route of Industrial Heritage.
Miner's Lamp MemorialEdit
In May 2000, a 6 foot replica Miner's Lamp monument - see photo - was unveiled at the entrance of Rhondda Heritage Park. According to the plaque on the monument it was erected "as a memorial to all those who through accident, disaster or disease, lost their lives or otherwise suffered as a result of the mining industry of the South Wales coalfield". The memorial was unveiled by Rhondda-born actor Glyn Houston.
Vintage transport festivalEdit
The site hosts a vintage transport and machinery event in September each year;
See also Edit
- Rhondda Heritage Park
- Heritage Park Hotel
- Welsh Coal Mines website - all the pits with brief histories
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