IMPORTANT: Due to building work taking place at Cyfarthfa Museum parking is currently unavailable on the front forecourt outside the Castle. We apologise for the inconvenience and thank you for your patience. Lots of parking still available at The Bothy up to the left of the Castle. We will update you as soon as parking is reinstated.


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Welcome to Cyfarthfa Park!

Welcome to our brand new Cyfarthfa Park website!

We are delighted that we can now share with you information about the many attractions you can visit within our beautiful Park along with news about events and activities taking place here and at heritage sites nearby.

If this is your first time visiting us you may want to check out our Information for Visitors page to find directions and download visitor maps.

We hope you enjoy your visit today and we look forward to welcoming you soon!



Bringing Egypt to Merthyr: The Harry Southey Story - Mar 28, 2017

A seated talk about a Merthyr boy who brought back over 150 ancient Egyptian artefacts to Merthyr Tydfil. Booking essential. Starts at 6:30pm.

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Car Boot Sales - Apr 1, 2017

Car Boot Sales are coming back to Cyfarthfa Park- taking place weekly (Saturday and Sunday mornings) from April 1st/2nd 2017.

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Fishing Demonstration and Information Morning - Apr 1, 2017

Merthyr Angling Association are delighted to welcome The Welsh International Rivers Fly Fishing Team for a demonstration and information morning.

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Family Event: Paddle Doll Making - Apr 11, 2017

Paddle dolls were found in ancient Egyptian tombs. Come along and find out what makes them so special and create your very own.

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Family Event: Creating an Egyptian Cartouche - Apr 18, 2017

In ancient Egypt a cartouche contained the hieroglyphic name of the Pharaohs of Egypt. Come and create your own out of clay.

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Come and be a Legend at Cyfarthfa this Easter - Apr 22, 2017

Calling all Princesses and Knights! Why not come and join us for a fab family day out at Cyfarthfa Park on Saturday April 22nd- Lots to enjoy!

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Become an Impressionist Artist - April 26, May 3 & 10 – - Apr 26, 2017

During the 19th century impressionism was born and it revolutionised the art world. Come to these art classes to learn how to paint like an impressionist artist. Booking essential. Please ensure you can attend all sessions. All materials provided. Workshop cost £25.00 person.

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Exhibitions 2017- Celebration of Welsh Contemporary Painting - Jul 7, 2017

July 7 – September 24 – Celebration of Welsh Contemporary Painting Glasbury Arts and Merthyr Tydfil Leisure Trust are working in partnership to bring some of Wales’s finest and most exciting painters to Cyfarthfa Castle and the Redhouse. This exhibition is part of a large programme of arts events happening all over Merthyr Tydfil. Please check for more details of all events.

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Craig David at Cyfarthfa Castle - Aug 5, 2017

We are excited to reveal that Craig David will perform at Cyfarthfa this summer. Ticket details below.

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Exhibitions 2017 - The Family of Merthyr: A Photographic Exhibition by Walter Waygood - Oct 4, 2017

October 4 – December 3 – The Family of Merthyr: A Photographic Exhibition by Walter Waygood The 'Family of Merthyr' is an exhibition celebrating life within the borough of Merthyr Tydfil. Photographs taken from the 1980s, 1990s, up to the present day present iconic images from local culture.

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Exhibitions 2017 - Backlight - Dec 12, 2017

December 12 – January 28 – Backlight This is an exhibition of art inspired by the unseen collections at Cyfarthfa Castle by the artistic duo ARRT.

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Opening Hours


  • Cyfarthfa Castle Museum & Art Gallery
  • 1st April-30th SeptemberMon - Fri 10:00 - 5:00pm
    Sat and Sun 12:00 - 5.00pm 
  • 1st October-31st MarchClosed Monday
    Tues-Fri 10 - 4:00pm
    Sat and Sun 12:00 - 4:00pm


  • Entrance Fees for Museum & Art Gallery
  • Adults (16 & Over)£2.00
  • Concessions £1.00
  • Under 16Free


  • Cyfarthfa Park
  • Current Park Opening Hours: November: 6am-5.15pm, December: 6am-4.45pm, January: 6am-4.45pm, February 6am-5.15pm, March: 6am- 6.15pm 


  • Canolfan Cyfarthfa
  • 1st April -30th SeptemberMon-Sun 11am-7pm.



  • Joseph Parry’s Cottage
  • 1st April-30th SeptemberSat & Sun 2pm-5pm
    Mon-Fri - By appointment
  • 1st October-31st MarchBy appointment only

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