Come and find out about the Masters of famous Tredegar Iron Works. They made Bedwellty House their home in the early 1800s. Did you know that they also shaped Tredegar and made it one of the first planned towns in Britain? Explore more of this exciting history in our exhibition.
Children are always welcome at Bedwellty House and Park. They’ll love slipping into the roles of the people from the Ironmaster’s time. In the Ironmaster’s very own Drawing Room for example they can try on some period costumes.
When the Ironmasters left Bedwellty House and Park, the people of Tredegar took over. The council chamber has been here since the early 1900s. During your visit you can sit in the very benches where some famous British politicians started their career. Watch a film about one of them: Aneurin Bevan, the ‘architect’ of Britain’s National Health Service.
Bedwellty Park has recently been restored to its full historic splendour. Now you can listen to the waterfalls of the cascading ponds, or relax in the rock grotto garden. You can also admire the mighty Block of Coal: it is the largest piece of coal cut from a single seam in the world. It was cut right here in Tredegar.
There is a year-round programme of exciting indoor and outdoor events. To find out more visit www.bedwelltyhouseandpark.co.uk or call 01495-353370.
What You Can Do:
– Historic House and Park
– Changing history and art exhibitions
– A film about Aneurin Bevan
– Children’s Activities
– Year-round events programme
– Orchid House Tearoom
|House||January – 24th December||daily||10am – 5pm|
|Orchid House Tearoom||January – 24th December||daily||10am – 4:30pm|
|October – February||8am – 4:30pm|
|March||8am – 6pm|
|(British Summertime) End of March||8am – 7pm|
|April||8am – 8pm|
|May – August||8am – 9pm|
|September||8am – 8pm|
|Start of October||8am – 6pm|
Bedwellty House and Park