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Abertillery Museum with ancient artefacts from Cwmtillery (Gwent, Wales)

The Abertillery Museum is a great place for children to learn about Welsh history and has an excellent collection of Roman, Stone Age and Bronze Age artefacts found near Cwmtillery, Wales. Here’s a small sample of the exhibits your family will enjoy:

  • Stone Age axe and a particularly fine example of a Bronze Age Palstave (axe) which were found at Llanerch Padern Cwmtillery
  • A Roman and Celt locked in a fight to the death!
  • Roman and Silurian (Celtic) kitchens found near Caerleon and Caerwent.
  • Roman pottery from Prysg Field Caerleon
  • Farmhouse kitchen with a lady in Welsh national costume representing Tyr-Nicholas, the farm which stood on the site of Cwmtillery Colliery
  • Farm outhouse building with a display of farming tools, cheese press and a Tudor style doorframe from the Little Gwryhd Farm Cwmtillery
  • Myths and Legends exhibits, including the bloodstone from the Cefin Mountain, a dish shaped ironstone which, when filled with rainwater, leaves a reddish stain which gave rise to the myths of human Druids sacrifices in the area.
  • Murals that depict fairies and hobgoblins of Arael Mountain, as told in the stories of the Old Prophet Edmund Jones in the 1600s.
  • Washhouse exhibit with examples of types of flat irons, washing machines and tools of yesteryear. A widow can be seen taking in washing, cleaning for other people and selling faggots and peas to make ends meet.
  • Toys and games from bygone ages with interactive exhibits, used to keep children entertained as they learn about their heritage
  • Railway exhibit using the original Signalling Track Diagram, instrument shelf and desk from Aberbeeg Signal Box

Have you been to Abertillery Museum in Abertillery (Gwent, Wales) with your family? Please leave a quick comment below to let us know what you thought.


Written by Janis P.

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