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The Winding House has been granted the status of Full Accreditation by CyMAL: Museums, Archives and Libraries Wales

Winding House
Cross Street
New Tredegar
NP24 6EG

01443 822 666
windinghouse@caerphilly.gov.uk

 

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The Winding Engine

The Winding Engine

The Winding House is built on the site of the former Elliot Colliery. The museum’s centre-piece is the original Victorian winding engine. This remarkable machinery was used to operate the cages which transported men and coal between the surface and the mine below. Our dedicated and enthusiastic Engine Volunteers maintain and run the engine for members of the public on specific days throughout the year.

 Some of the Engine Volunteers who help maintain the historic winding engine.

2014 running times

The historic winding engine runs at 12pm on the last Saturday of each month (except for December). 

The engine runs for approximately 10-15 minutes.                                               

                                                                                                                                                 

In 2014, the engine will run on the following dates:
  • Saturday 25th January
  • Saturday 22nd February
  • Saturday 29th March
  • Saturday 26th April
  • Saturday 31st May
  • Saturday 28th June
  • Saturday 26th July
  • Saturday 30th August
  • Saturday 27th September
  • Saturday 25th October
  • Saturday 29th November

 

 Please note, the engine no longer runs on Bank Holidays.

Click here for a flyer on 2014 engine running times.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The engine is also occasionally run for special interest groups.

Please ring us on 01443 822666 to find out more or visit the Winding House itself.

 

Understanding the Winding Engine

The Winding Engine is at the heart of the Winding House.

We have some exciting new additions to the historic engine house - we hope they improve the visitor experience and tell the story of the winding engine, Elliot Colliery and coal mining in South Wales.  Why not come and see them for yourself?

  Visitors in the historic winding house watching the winding engine in action.

 
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The Winding House project was financed by the
European Union's Objective 1 Programme, the Welsh Assembly Goverment
and Caerphilly County Borough Council.

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