The Works Manager at the time Mr. Andy Dunbar asked three employees, namely Mel Warrender, John Gaydon and Barrie Caswell, to create a museum in the General Offices to ensure that there were artefact and archive material kept of the Iron, Coal and Steel Industry from 1790 to the present day.
The museum and its collection was officially opened in 1998 by Lord Brookman and was originally housed in the Grade II* listed General Offices then moved to the Ebbw Vale House when the works closure was announced in 2002.
In late 2011 the collection was relocated back to the General Offices, and shares the premises with the Gwent Archives. The museum and collection are managed by the Ebbw Vale Works Archival Trust.
During the year 2002 the Museum and the Ebbw Vale Metallurgical Society (founded 1937) joined in partnership to create the Ebbw Vale Metallurgical and Historical Society enabling both the museum and the society to be combined in compiling lecture programmes yearly, October to March inclusive.
Monday to Friday 10.00-16.30*
*Please note: the Museum will be closed for Bank Holidays
The Ebbw Vale Works Museum,
The General Offices,
Telephone: 01495 350941
Web Site: http://evwat.co.uk/