Aberdulais Tin Works and Waterfall
Visit Aberdulais Tin Works and Waterfall to discover how a small village in the Welsh valleys used cutting edge technologies to harness an ice age landscape and breath-taking waterfalls, to shape the industries that changed the world.
Aberdulais is an industrial revolution in its own right, a site where water has cascaded for centuries and innovation has harnessed its power. You can visit Britain’s oldest surviving remains of a water powered tinplate works, a site where the river Dulais and picturesque waterfall lies at its heart.
Steeped in history, the tinplate era is only part of its story, for years this was the site of experimental industrial techniques, the birthplace of modern mass production. An onsite film shares some of this story and younger visitors, can dress up, explore the site and pretend they were one of our tinplate workers.
Still to this day this site continues to harness the power of water at Aberdulais; you can’t miss the wonderful waterwheel that stands proud and still generates electricity for the site.
There is also a Visitor Centre, Shop and the OId-School house tea-room, on the site of the original Victorian School.
Neath Port Talbot
Mid-February to October. Daily from 10.30am until 4pm.
November until mid-February open only at weekends from 10.30am until 3pm
Usually closed for 2 weeks over the Christmas Period, double check for exact details
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