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Celebration of Torfaen's heritage
Back from work
Miners returning home in the early 20th century

A new collection devoted to the history of Torfaen has been unveiled at Pontypool Museum.

The Torfaen Gallery tells the history of the area from its rural medieval roots through its 300 years of industrial might.

It follows the story of the Eastern valley from Blaenavon to Pontypool and on to Cwmbran.

In addition to artefacts and photos, there are audio visual presentations on the area's history.

The museum has also published a book to complement the new gallery entitled 'The Story of Torfaen'.

Pontypool Museum is set in the Georgian stable block of Pontypool Park House, and has undergone extensive refurbishment.

Cottages in Abersychan
Cottages in Abersychan

The galleries have a variety of displays including the famous Pontypool and Usk Japanware, together with a fine art gallery.

Pontypool Museum is open Monday to Friday 10am to 5pm; Saturday and Sunday 2 to 5pm (last viewing 4.30pm) with a small admission charge.

Free admission is available on Wednesday and Sunday and there's also free admission to Torfaen Library Card Holders.

For more information call 01495 752036.

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