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'Ironmaster' William Crawshay commissioned Cyfarthfa Castle in 1824. This grand castellated mansion overlooked his immensely successful iron works and has been called, "the most impressive monument of the Industrial Iron Age in South Wales. Since 1910 the building has been open to the public as a Museum and Art Gallery, with an incredibly impressive collection of art and artifacts.

For Open Doors 2019 Cyfarthfa Castle Museum and Art Gallery will be FREE ENTRY for all. Take this unique opportunity to visit the fantastic galleries, view classic and contemporary paintings, see thousands of objects, not just from industrial Merthyr Tydfil, but from all over the world. Find out opening times at our website or call 01685 727371.


On Saturday, September 21, a seated talk about objects from WW1 and WW2 will be held. Objects will be brought out of storage and shown to those in attendance. Please find out more at