Visiting Information

Saturday 20th April

Please be aware that Amgueddfa Torfaen Museum will be closed this Saturday 20 April.
We apologise for any inconvenience caused.
The Museum will be back open as normal next week. 
We can’t wait to welcome you back soon!

Contact Details

Telephone
01495 752036

Address
Amgueddfa Torfaen Museum, Park Buildings, Pontypool, Torfaen. NP4 6JH

Email
torfaenmuseum@outlook.com

Entrance Fees

Entrance now
FREE

Opening Times

Wednesday
10am till 4pm

Saturday
1pm till 4pm

Last admissions
3.30pm

How to find us

The Museum is located in Pontypool town centre, on Park Road.
Entrance: what3words ///acting.full.stress

The free car park is located on the right just after crossing the bridge, Pont Ap Hywel, behind the Museum, through the Sight Cymru car park.
Car Park: what3words ///star.caves.spot

Bus

Pontypool is well served by local and regional bus services. From outside the local area you can reach the Museum from Cardiff, Cwmbran, Abergavenny or Hereford by taking the X3 service. The X24 service runs from Newport to Blaenavon, stopping at Pontypool on a regular basis. For other bus services there is information on the Traveline Cymru webpage, or you can call them on 0871 200 22 33.

From the bus station in Pontypool, turn right and walk along the main street, down the hill until you reach a small roundabout. From there, bear right and cross the bridge then follow the cobbled road up to the Museum front entrance.

Check out the Stagecoach website for more information and timetables.

Rail

Pontypool and New Inn Station

Train services to Pontypool are limited with our closest station being Pontypool & New Inn. Services running between Newport and Abergavenny stop at the station roughly every 2 hours. The National Rail website is a good place to start planning your journey.

From the station, there is quite a walk to the Museum. You will need to walk up the entry road to the main road of New Inn. Turn right and follow the road to the small roundabout and from there, take the first exit, following the road down the hill. At the bottom you will find the large, ornate green gates of Pontypool Park. Now follow the path through the park, past Pontypool Active Living Centre and up to the opposite end where you will find a lane that leads behind the original Pontypool Park House and straight to Torfaen Museum.

Check out Transport for Wales website for more information and timetables.

Car

Use NP4 6JH in your SAT NAV. what3words: ///star.caves.spot

From Newport and the east – Follow the A4042 past Cwmbran, following signs for Pontypool. Take the second exit from the KFC/MacDonalds roundabout, as directed. Follow the A472 into Pontypool, which will lead you to a series of three roundabouts. Take the second exit at the first roundabout, the third exit on the next roundabout and then the second exit on the third and final roundabout. This will take you onto Commercial Street, the main street of Pontypool. Follow this through the town until it drops down to another roundabout. Take the third exit, head over the bridge and turn right on the corner onto the cobbled pathway. Our car park is immediately on the right.

From Abergavenny and Usk – Head for the A4042, following signs for Pontypool. Go all the way around the large MacDonalds/KFC roundabout, taking the fourth exit onto the A472. This will lead you to a series of roundabouts. Take the second exit at the first roundabout, the third exit on the next roundabout and then the second exit on the third and final roundabout. This will take you onto Commercial Street, the main street of Pontypool. Follow this through the town until it drops down to another roundabout. Take the third exit, head over the bridge and turn right on the corner onto the cobbled pathway. Our car park is immediately on the right.

Accessibility

The Museum is fully accessible to wheelchair users, with dedicated ramp entry, a lift serving all floors and disabled toilet facilities located on the ground floor.

There is parking for blue badge holders at the front of the Museum for up to two hours.

Museum staff are working to make the museum exhibits more user friendly and accessible, and we are keen to involve any individuals or groups with insight into living with a disability or sensory impairment.

For a copy of the Museum’s full access policy statement, please get in touch using the contact form.

Tel: 01495 752036

Amgueddfa Torfaen Museum,
Park Buildings,
Pontypool,
Torfaen,
NP4 6JH

Wednesday

10am till 4pm

 

Saturday

1pm till 4pm

 

Last admissions

3.30pm

Amgueddfa Torfaen Museum | Registered Charity Number: 507419