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Cyfarthfa Castle

Cyfarthfa Castle Museum and Art Gallery

Commissioned and built in 1824-25, Cyfarthfa Castle was constructed for ‘The Ironmaster’ William Crawshay II, who was one of the most influential men in Wales at the time. It is now home to a popular Museum and Art Gallery which is open to the public throughout the year.

This grand, castellated mansion overlooked his immensely successful ironworks and is known for being “the most impressive monument of the Industrial Iron Age in South Wales”. In 1910 it was developed into the Cyfarthfa Castle Museum & Art Gallery and to this day houses historic artefacts linked to Merthyr Tydfil’s past - ranging from a distinctive art collection to the world’s first steam whistle.

The Art Gallery’s collection includes work by a number of modern and contemporary artists including Cedric Morris, Heinz Koppel, Esther Grainger and Shani Rhys James.

Refreshments are available at Cyfarthfa Tea Rooms which can be found within the Castle.

Artists planned for 2024 include:

  • Susan M Barber

  • Sarah Daley

  • Angela Kingston

  • Sara Philpott

  • Gemma Schiebe 

Address: Cyfarthfa Park, Brecon Rd, Merthyr Tydfil CF47 8RE

Website: wellbeingmerthyr.co.uk/venues/heritage-centres/museums/

Telephone: 01685 727371

Sara Philpot
Sara Philpot
Sara Philpot
Susan M Barber
Susan M Barber
Susan M Barber
Angela Kingston
Angela Kingston
Angela Kingston
Gemma Schiebe
Gemma Schiebe
Gemma Schiebe  Fragments of Talgarth Mill
Sarah Daley
Sarah Daley
Sarah Daley

(Background image: Sara Philpot, coming to Cyfarthfa Castle 2024).

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