Pontypool Museum

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Pontypool Museum
Amgueddfa Pont-y-pŵl
Pontypool Museum.jpg
LocationPontypool Park, Pontypool, Wales
Coordinates51°42′13″N 3°02′23″W / 51.7035°N 3.0398°W / 51.7035; -3.0398
Visitors35,000 per year
Websitewww.pontypoolmuseum.org.uk

Pontypool Museum (Welsh: Amgueddfa Pont-y-pŵl) – formerly the Valley Inheritance Museum – is an accredited museum located in Pontypool, Torfaen, south Wales. It is managed by the Torfaen Museum Trust (Welsh: Ymddirieolaeth Amgueddfa Torfaen). The museum is situated within the Georgian stable block that once formed part of residence of the Hanbury family – local ironmasters during the 18th and 19th centuries.

The collections[edit]

The museum has permanent and visiting exhibitions throughout the year detailing the industrial, social and cultural heritage and history of the Torfaen valley and Pontypool. Collections include local artefacts (clocks, household objects, ephemera) and a large collection of Pontypool & Usk Japanware, which was produced from the mid-18th century. Local artists also show at the museum.

The Dobell-Moseley Library & Archive is available for doing research into the local area.

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