- Housed in the original buildings of the old Cefn Coed colliery, the museum offers a fascinating insight into the hard and dangerous life of a coal miner. The Dulais Valley was renowned as one of the toughest places to mine; the pit at Cefn Coed was 2,000 feet deep. There's no underground visit here—the mine was capped when it closed but there is a simulated mining gallery which brings home the dreadful conditions in which the men worked. Mining tools and equipments are exhibited, including the original steam winding engine, now electrically driven. There's also a turn-of-the-century gas powered tram with a video explaining its history and how it was found by chance, rusting away in a garage, before being restored and put on display here.
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