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Blaenavon Ironworks

Substantial remains of five early blast furnaces and associated workers' housing, dating from the late 18th century onwards. Charging to casting. Charging took place at the ‘furnace top’ with coal, iron ore and limestone, before casting the molten metal in the yard below. However, the ironworks is only one part of the story. The surrounding landscape is also revolutionary in its form and function. From mines to train tracks, you can still trace the routes in and routes out, from raw material to finished product. The site is free to all and along with the refurbished cottages and recreated company truck shop, new cutting-edge audio post technology helps bring the story of Blaenavon Ironworks to life like never before. Over two hundred years ago, a different form of cutting-edge technology enabled the power of steam to be harnessed, making Blaenavon possible and taking Wales’s industrial might to a new height. The surrounding landscape is also revolutionary in its form and function. From mines to train lines, you can still trace the routes in and routes out, from raw material to finished product.


 

Opening Times : Apr-3 Nov Daily 1000-1700. 4 Nov-Mar Thu-Sat closes 1600. (Last entry 30mins earlier.) (Closed 24-26 Dec & 1 Jan)
 
Address
North Street
Blaenavon
Torfaen
NP4 9RN

 

External Website : Check this link for more information if necessary.

cadw.gov.wales/daysout/blaenavonironworks/?lang=en



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