Merthyr Tydfil's heritage story.
The Ynysfach Engine House was built in 1836 for the adjacent Ynysfach Ironworks. They were owned by the Crawshay family who also owned the world-famous Cyfarthfa Ironworks.
The Ynysfach works closed in 1874 and consequently, the Engine House fell into disuse. It was restored in 1989 and re-opened as a heritage centre. It's currently open to the public and offers you an introduction to the Merthyr Tydfil heritage story, with a view of some of the internal engine house workings downstairs.
Important information for visitors -
After a period of consultation between Merthyr Tydfil Leisure Trust and the Local Authority, it has been agreed that the Heritage Centre at Ynysfach Engine House will be temporarily closed from December 1st, 2017.
This will allow a review to take place, including a range of work needed to fully comply with Health and Safety Regulation and internal procedures.
During the period of closure, Merthyr Tydfil Leisure Trust will develop the volunteer programme at Ynysfach Engine House in preparation for the future re-opening of the Heritage Centre.
You can keep up to date with developments at Ynysfach Engine House by visiting www.cyfarthfa.com