Visitor Attractions & Country Parks

The Winding House in New Tredegar is the museum for the Caerphilly County Borough - with fascinating and engaging exhibitions, the remarkable Victorian winding engine, an exciting events programme and the "best cup of coffee in the Valleys" (according to some regular visitors). What's more, admission is FREE!

Our duty to bear - The First World War and Caerphilly County Borough

Our East Gallery features a changing programme of fascinating exhibitions each year. Our latest exhibition, "Our duty to bear - The First World War and Caerphilly County Borough" commemorates the centenary of the start of WW1 and explores the effect the war had on local people. The exhibition features a powerful collection of loans from the local and wider community, original film footage and a remarkable reconstruction of a WW1 trench.

West Gallery Exhibition

Explore the hidden history of Caerphilly County Borough in our West Gallery - from Romans to Revolutions, Castles to Cavaliers, the Iron Age to the Iron Works, there's lots to see, do and explore! 

Victorian Winding Engine

Built on the site of the former Elliot Colliery, the museum's centre-piece is the original Victorian winding engine, which runs on specific days throughout the year. Discover more about the history of coal mining in the local area in the new engine house interpretation.

Finding your roots

Also - discover how you can explore the museum's collection of objects, documents and photographs to help your local and family history research, in our Heritage Research Centre.

Coffee & Gift Shop

Or why not take time out in the Coffee Shop with some delicious tea, coffee and cakes and find that special souvenir among the wide selction of traditional toys, quality crafts, jewellry and books in the Gift Shop?

Essential information

Postal Address

Cross Street,

New Tredegar


NP24 6EG

Google Maps link (recommended for route guidance)

Main Email Address


01443 822666


Opening Times

Monday - Friday: 10am - 5pm

Saturday - Sunday: 11am - 4pm

Further information

Groups welcome


Cuisine served:


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