Brynmawr Museum was created by the community and is run totally by volunteers.
The Museum was founded in 2002. Members of the public were extremely supportive and donated many artefacts enabling the Official Opening to be held in temporary premises on the first floor of the then Haven Discount Store, Market Square on 7th June, 2003.
The County Borough Council then allocated the first floor of the former Carnegie Library to the Museum and the temporary premises closed on 27thSeptember, 2003. The Museum re-opened in its permanent home on 6th December 2003. In 2006, the County Borough Council agreed to lease the whole of the Carnegie building to the Museum.
Members of the public continue to donate artefacts to the Museum and displays are changed on a regular basis
There is a strong community involvement, with Patrons and Vice-Presidents, presently numbering 127. A team of 24 volunteers man the Museum. There is also an active Archive Group.
Although open only 13 hours a week, there have been over 39,000 visitors through its doors to date, including many from overseas.
Featured Exhibitions & Displays include:
Thursday: 10.00 a.m. to 1.00 p.m. and 2.00 p.m. to 4.00 p.m.
Friday: 10.00 a.m. to 1.00 p.m. and 2.00 p.m. to 4.00 p.m.
Saturday: 10.00 a.m. to 1.00 p.m.
Brynmawr & District Museum,
Tel.: 01495 313900 or 01495 310512