Local museums

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:

  • Ample Parking
  • Gift Shop
  • Tearoom
  • Disabled access with doorbell via side doorway
  • Public Toilets

You may also be interested to know that:

  • Group bookings are accepted.
  • Guided tours are available ‘by appointment’.
  • Audio Tour Guides - £2.50 per person


Opening Times

1st April – 30th September

Daily: 10am – 5.30pm (Last Admission 5pm)

1st October – 31st March

Tuesday – Friday 10am -4pm


Noon – 4pm

Closed Mondays


Admission Fees

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.

Joseph Parry's Cottage

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’.


Opening Times

1st April – 30th September. Weekends only, 2pm – 5pm. (Available at other times by pre-booked appointment).

Admission Fees

Free of Charge.

Please see the Visit Merthyr Website For further details.

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