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Museum & Art Gallery

Cyfarthfa Castle Museum & Art Gallery

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Cyfarthfa Park

Cyfarthfa Park provides a great day out for the whole family, come rain or shine!

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What's On and News

What's On - events across the park

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Visitor Information

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Splash & Play

An interactive play facility which is sure to provide hours of fun for all!

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Miniature Railway

The railway is situated in the idyllic surroundings of Cyfarthfa Park. 'Castle Halt' is located in the Castle courtyard and the Miniature Railway p...

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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!



Sweetheart cushion workshops - Apr 21, 2018

April 21 – Sweetheart cushion workshops During WWI injured soldiers created Sweetheart Cushions for their loved ones back home. This workshop will take participants through the history and show them how to create and embroider their own Sweetheart Cushion. Cost £10.00 per person. Booking essential. All materials provided. Starts at 1:00pm (Adult event – Over 16’s)

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100 Years Ago – Merthyr Tydfil and the Great War - Apr 30, 2018

February 14 – July 15 – 100 Years Ago – Merthyr Tydfil and the Great War This exhibition will highlight Merthyr Tydfil’s involvement in WWI. It will feature films, artwork, objects and more all created and donated by the local community.

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Make your own Victorian Toy Theatre! - May 29, 2018

May 29 – 30 - Make your own Victorian Toy Theatre! The Victorians loved the theatre and Victorian children often bought or made their own to play with in the house. Come along and make your very own toy theatre

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Festival of Learning at Cyfarthfa Castle - The Dowlais Settlement Schools – Talk and Art Tour - Jun 20, 2018

Festival of Learning at Cyfarthfa Castle June 20 – The Dowlais Settlement Schools – Talk and Art Tour The Dowlais Settlement School changed many people’s lives during the depression. It brought world renowned artists to the town and paired them with unemployed workers. This talk and guided tour will go over this amazing history and showcase art work create at the time.

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Festival of Learning at Cyfarthfa Castle - Introduction to sculpting - Jun 24, 2018

Festival of Learning at Cyfarthfa Castle June 24 – Introduction to sculpting In 1928, a sculptor named John Dennithorne came to Dowlais and taught unemployed workers how to sculpt. The sculpture they created is the inspiration for this workshop. Come along and learn the basics of sculpting and creating 3D art.

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Create an amazing raised salt painting! - Jul 24, 2018

Create an amazing raised salt painting! Using paints, glue, salt and the artwork of Kyffin Williams, this workshop will show you how to create a truly unique painting

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Simple Minds, the Pretenders and KT Tunstall - Aug 5, 2018

Appearing this summer! Simple Minds and the Pretenders with special guest KT Tunstall

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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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