Attractions & Activities

The Winding House

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!

Explore and discover in our hands-on, engaging exhibitions! Our West Gallery explores the history of the County Borough. Our East Gallery houses our changing exhibition programme.

We have all sorts of fun, fascinating, family friendly events throughout the year! From crafty historical activities to talks and gallery trails, there’s plenty for everyone to enjoy!

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, jewellery and books in the Gift Shop?

Essential information

Cross Street, New Tredegar
NP24 6EG
CTA Member

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