Pontypool Museum, Park Buildings, Pontypool, Torfaen NP4 6JH
Set in a Georgian stable block, Pontypool Museum is an accredited museum (ACE) managed by Torfaen Museum Trust. The Trust have been safeguarding and collecting art, historical objects and cultural artefacts on behalf of the public since 1978. There are over 15,000 items on view and in our collections ranging from prehistoric objects and medieval treasure troves, to industrial revolution collections, Pontypool Rugby Club memorabilia and fine art. With seasonal exhibits, exclusive art events, a research studies library plus our world famous collections of Pontypool Japanware; Torfaen Museum Trust is looking after our local history for future generations.
The Oriel Barker Gallery is fast building a reputation for its fine art exhibitions, sculptural and ceramic displays plus you can view contemporary art shows in our Vintage Tearooms. Other facilities include room hire for conference/training sessions and community group use, together with a programme of workshops for schools and adult learning. Every year, 35,000 visitors enjoy the unique collections curated by Torfaen Museum Trust at Pontypool Museum and there is always something of interest on display for everyone.
Telephone: 01495 752036
Fax No: 01495 752043
Tuesday to Friday – 10:00am – 5pm
Saturday & Sunday & Bank Holidays – 2:00pm – 5pm
Last admissions at 4:30pm
Admission charges: £3.00 Adults / £2.00 Concessions / £1.00 Child / £5.00 Family
Wednesdays and Sundays have a reduced rate of £1 per person.
The Museum has free car parking at the rear of the building, disabled parking at the front. There is a fine Gift Shop and Coffee Shop. Situated next to Pontypool Park (with Shell Grotto and Folly Tower) and close to Pontypool Town Centre, there is plenty to do.
All the public facilities, services, rooms and galleries in Pontypool Museum are totally accessible for all users – the Trust provides ramps, rails, seats, and fully complies with the standards for the DDA. There is signage and some interpretation in both English & Welsh Braille.