Merthyr Tydfil Leisure Trust are pleased to now confirm that the Splashpad will be opening as soon as possible, all updates and the date for opening will be posted here and on our social media pages as soon as available. The playground area remains open as normal and our Cafe at the Canolfan is now open also. We hope to have the opportunity to welcome you soon!


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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!



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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