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Blaenavon Ironworks — Access Guide

Welcome to our accessibility guidance designed to help you plan your day out and provide all the information you need.

If you require further assistance please email or call our team who will be happy to help.

Email: BlaenavonIronworks@gov.wales    Telephone: 03000 252239

Visit Blaenavon Ironworks 

There is a free council owned car park opposite the ironworks: Google maps view

Please follow the pathway out of the car park and descended ten steps to the pavement opposite the main entrance.

When crossing the road be mindful of two-way traffic.

The entrance to the site is via a small gateway and follows a narrow uneven pathway.

Alternatively, visitors with mobility issues, including wheelchair users, can leave the car park via the entrance gate and follow the path around using the lowered pavement at the kerbside.

The visitor centre/shop at Blaenavon Ironworks is accessible via a wide automatic glass door and has a small gift shop area with one pay point.

Toilets: visitor toilets are to your right as you enter the site, with an accessible cubicle. 

We currently do not have any baby changing facilities; however the accessible cubicle is generous in size and might be useful with the aid of parents’ own changing provisions.

Dogs must be kept on leads at all times and non-assistance dogs are not permitted inside the furnished cottages.

A level but uneven (rough) gravel surface covers the whole of the lower area of the Ironworks. There is also a small grassy area with several picnic benches.

On this lower-level visitors will find an iron model and the audio/visual interpretation in the Cast House building. There are also two audio posts at this level.

The furnished cottages can be accessed via a small incline, up a gravel pathway. 

The cottages have standard width doors, but please note there is a wooden lip at the threshold. 

The same is true of the truck shop and model room doors.

Visitors are also able to access the upper levels of the site (the balance tower and calcining ovens) via a steep incline. There are two audio posts situated at this level.

Blaenavon Ironworks — Ground Plan

Audio tour   
Café 
Defibrillator
Dog bowl                                                   
Large print guides 
Loud areas / flashing lights
Parking for prams and scooters
Picnic tables 
Portable induction loops
Water refill station 
No
No
Yes
Yes
No
Yes - audio/visual experience in Cast House
No
Yes - 6 picnic benches
Yes
No