Blaina Heritage Museum

Blaina Heritage Museum offers a varied and comprehensive insight into the heritage of Blaina and Nantyglo.  The museum is run by members of the Blaina Heritage Action Group, who are all unpaid volunteers. There is always a warm welcome for visitors and researchers and the volunteers have a vast knowledge of Blaina over many years.  The museum was originally housed in one small room in the old Blaina District Office.  It now occupies a large, recently refurbished hall on the top floor of the historic Blaina Institute.

The museum has objects going back to the Bronze Age (about 2000 BC) and traces the development and history of the village right up to the present day.  All of the Blaina Census returns from 1871 to 1901 are available for researchers and the museum also holds a wealth of photographs, documents and other information.

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Featured exhibitions and displays include:


  • The Victorian Kitchen
  • The Zulu War
  • Churches and Chapels
  • Local Schools and Education
  • Cultural Life
  • Mining and Industry
  • Sporting Life
  • World War I and II

Opening Times

Monday           10am – 12pm   2pm – 4pm

Tuesday           10am – 12pm   2pm – 4pm

Wednesday     10am – 12pm  Closed afternoon

Thursday         10am – 12pm   2pm – 4pm

Friday              10am – 12pm   2pm – 4pm

Blaina Heritage Museum,

The Institute,

High Street,


NP13 3BN

Tel.: 01495 292025


Web:  www.blaina.moonfruit.com