Heritage Education


Learn, discover and experience Cyfarthfa with our award winning education programme!

Cyfarthfa Castle Museum & Art Gallery’s collection stands at over 16000 objects. These objects were collected from all over the world, and span thousands of years of history. This cultural heritage gives us a huge opportunity to engage with a large range of subjects, topics and themes. From History and Art to the natural world and technology, we can provide an exciting and engaging stimulus to help your pupils’ learning.

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Visit to Cyfarthfa

We offer a range of facilitated workshops at Cyfarthfa Castle Museum & Art Gallery, Joseph Parry’s Cottage and across Cyfarthfa’s historic environment for schools, colleges and universities.

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Foundation Phase

Ironmasters and Ironworkers: Life in a Victorian Town
Terrific Trevithick
Once upon a time…
A Victorian Christmas
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Key Stage 2

Visiting the Victorians: Life in an Iron Town
Every Picture Tells a Story
Cyfarthfa Curators
Capturing the Crawshays
A Victorian Christmas
Discover Cyfarthfa

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Key Stage 3 and 4

China: An Empire on the Taff
Museum Skills
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Facilitated workshops by the Museum’s Education and Interpretation Officer taking place at your school.
Victorian Merthyr Tydfil
Coal Mining in Merthyr Tydfil
Cyfarthfa Curators
The Romans and The Silures

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Digital Learning

A live workshop via MS Teams. Sessions can include; topic introductions, artefact presentations, and opportunities for pupils to speak with one of our experts.  This workshop can be tailored to a wide variety of themes and subjects to fit your topic.

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Artefact Loan Box

Borrow one of our artefact loan boxes to use during your lessons. Choose a range of themes, including; The Victorians, WWI, WWII, Welsh Coal Mining, ‘Art Gallery in a Box’, Toys and Games and The Romans, or speak to a member of staff about putting together a custom loan box for your topic.

For more information on our workshops, booking and costs please contact the museum on: 01685 727371 or email: museum@wellbeingmerthyr.co.uk

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