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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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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!



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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Dabbers & Daubers: Monthly art sessions for children - Jul 1, 2018

Dabbers & Daubers: Monthly art sessions for children On the first Sunday of every month, starting on July 1st, 2018, Cyfarthfa Castle Museum and Art Gallery will host ‘Dabbers & Daubers’ an art session for children aged between 6 and 14. Every Sunday children will spend an hour in the galleries at Cyfarthfa Castle creating art using different techniques. Marbling, printing, collage and much more will be on offer for the young artists to experience. Spaces are limited and there is a fee of £2.00 per child. Booking in advance is recommended.

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Monoprinting & Collage Workshop - Jul 1, 2018

Monoprinting & Collage Workshop We are pleased to announce the first of many artist led workshops at Cyfarthfa Castle Museum and Art Gallery. On July 1st, at 10am, we will be hosting a Monoprinting & Collage Workshop, led by Rhian Anderson. This workshop will be a combination of Collage & Monoprinting. Experiment with creating texture and surface using collage and watercolour. You will then be guided through the mono printing process to learn how to overlay and produce exquisite and unique artwork. Join us solo, with a friend or family member or partner and we will ensure you have a relaxing and mindful Sunday morning!

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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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Make your own magnificent hot air balloon! - Aug 7, 2018

August 7 – 8 – Make your own magnificent hot air balloon! In 1847, a Mr. Gypson came to Merthyr Tydfil with his Hot Air Balloon. It was the first time that a hot air balloon had been flown in the town. Come and find out more and make your own mini hot air balloon decoration.

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The Victorian Glider - Aug 21, 2018

August 21 – 22 – The Victorian Glider Manned gliders were incredibly popular during the Victorian period. Come along and create your own handheld Victorian glider.

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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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