Cyfarthfa Castle Museum & Art Gallery
Visit Cyfarthfa Castle Museum and Art Gallery and admire the extensive fine and decorative art collections. You can stroll through the atmospheric social and industrial history galleries, which chart the rise of this once great ironmaking town.
The Castle is set in beautiful parkland, on the edge of the Brecon Beacons National Park. At the Museum you will find:
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1st April – 30th September
Daily: 10am – 5.30pm (Last Admission 5pm)
1st October – 31st March
Tuesday – Friday 10am -4pm
Noon – 4pm
Adults - £1
Children (age 16 and under) - Free of Charge
Seniors (age 60 and over) - Free of Charge
Audio Tour Guides - £2.50 per person
Customers visiting the Tea Rooms only do not pay admission fees.
Please see the Visit Merthyr Website for further details.
4 Chapel Row is a fine example of a typical ironworker's cottage. Built in the 1820's for the workers of the Cyfarthfa Ironworks, the cottage was the birthplace in 1841 of Joseph Parry, Wales best known composer.
His much loved 'Myfanwy' is still a favourite of Welsh Male Voice Choirs to this day.
The interior of the cottage is set in the 1840's, and shows the living conditions of the ironworkers at the time when Parry was a young boy.
The upstairs galleries house an exhibition about Parry's life and work, and a small section giving further background to Merthyr Tydfil's industrial past.
Parking. Shop. Disabled Access to ground floor with copies of upstairs exhibition available on request. Group bookings accepted. Guided tours ‘by appointment’.
1st April – 30th September. Weekends only, 2pm – 5pm. (Available at other times by pre-booked appointment).
Free of Charge.
Please see the Visit Merthyr Website For further details.