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Open Doors at Neath Abbey Ironworks

Start Date: 28 September 2019
End Date: 29 September 2019

As part of the Cadw Open Doors this year Neath Abbey Ironworks will be offering visitors free entry to explore for the Weekend.

Neath Abbey Ironworks is a place that changed our world. It manufactured steam engines that powered the Industrial Revolution, making Wales the first industrial society. From 1792 until 1885 it produced locomotives, ships' engines, ships, gas works, and steam engines for national and global use.

See two superb eighteenth-century blast furnaces built into a cliff for ease of charging, and the engine manufactory where the steam engines were constructed.

This year there will be more to see, such as the uncovered rolling mills and the site of the charcoal-fired seventeenth century blast furnace built over the Clydach river. 

This is only the second time that the Ironworks has been open to the public, and expert historian, Bill Zajac, will be guiding tours at 2pm on 29th and 30th September.

The Friends of Neath Abbey Iron Company will have an exhibition and literature which will explain the Ironworks' heritage and will answer questions regarding the company. The Dyffryn Clydach Volunteers will be present explaining the work they have done on site.

Refreshments will be served.

 

Where 

Neath Abbey Ironworks
New Road
Neath Abbey
Neath
Neath Port Talbot
SA10 7NH

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Neath Abbey Ironworks is accessible by the lane to the side of GMF Motor Factors, opposite the Smith’s Arms on New Road on the A4230. There is plenty of free car parking in the area.


Times

10am until 4pm

 

Price

FREE

 

 

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