Cyfarthfa Museum & Art Gallery

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It's more than just a Castle, Park, Museum & Art Gallery......

Merthyr Tydfil - once the Iron capital of the world!

Commissioned and built in 1824-25, Cyfarthfa Castle was constructed for ‘The Ironmaster’ William Crawshay II, who was one of the most influential men in Wales at the time. It is now home to a popular Museum and Art Gallery which is open to the public throughout the year. Visitors can enjoy a yearly programme of walks, talks, workshops and exhibitions or explore the Museum which is a testament to the spirit of the working man, Merthyr's spirit and the story which makes Merthyr so important in history for Wales and Britain as a whole.

This grand, castellated mansion overlooked his immensely successful ironworks and is known for being “the most impressive monument of the Industrial Iron Age in South Wales”. In 1910 it was developed into the Cyfarthfa Castle Museum & Art Gallery and to this day houses historic artifacts linked to Merthyr Tydfil’s past - ranging from a distinctive art collection to the world’s first steam whistle.

Cyfarthfa Castle Museum offers audio tours in a number of languages and can cater for guided groups/individual tours if requested in advance. Furthermore, the facility houses a popular Tea Room with an exquisite range of homemade food and drinks available all year round.

Refreshments are available at Cyfarthfa Tea Rooms which can be found within the Castle.

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Cyfarthfa Museum & Art Gallery

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  • Cyfarthfa Museum & Art Gallery
  • Cyfarthfa Museum & Art Gallery
  • Cyfarthfa Museum & Art Gallery
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