OverviewBig Pit is a real coal mine and one of Britain’s leading mining museums. Entry is free. Winner of the the 2005 Gulbenkian Prize for Meuseum of the year and named by the Times as the Uk’s best interactive museum, the museum has a wide range of experiences to captivate the whole family. With facilities to educate and entertain all ages, Big Pit is an exciting and informative day out. Enjoy a multi-media tour of a modern coal mine with a virtual miner in the Mining Galleries, exhibitions in the Pit head Baths and Historic colliery buildings. All this and the world-famous Underground Tour. Go 300 feet underground with a real miner and see what life was like for the thousands of men who worked at the coal face. An award-winning national museum that still retains many features of its former life as a coal mine, standing high on the heather-clad moors of Blaenafon, the tunnels and buildings that once echoed to the sound of the miners now enjoy the sound of the footsteps and chatter of visitors from all over the world.