South Wales Miners' Museum Collection

Scope and Content

1. Plans of collieries in the West Glamorgan area

2. Records relating to the Whitworth Mineral Estate

3. South Wales Miners' Museum photographic collection

4. Records relating to South Wales Miners' Museum Museum administration: mainly papers of Glyn Thomas as Director Secretary of the museum

5. Collected material: photographs, song sheets, newspaper cuttings and other material donated by local community

6. Colliery records

Administrative / Biographical History

The South Wales Miners' Museum, originally the Welsh Miners' Museum, was opened in 1976. The Museum was created on the initiative of ex-miners and other members of the local former mining community who created a committee of 31 members to collect and present artefacts showing every aspect of mining as a human and technical activity. The museum collected photographs and colliery records and these form the core of the present collection. There are also administrative records of the museum itself and some records of Glyncorrwg Community Council (on which one of the Museum Committee also served), listed separately.

Access Information

No restrictions

Other Finding Aids

A hard copy is available at the West Glamorgan Archive Service

Conditions Governing Use

Usual copyright regulations apply.


Accruals are not expected.