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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.
The historic winding engine runs at 12pm on the last Saturday of each month (except for December).
Please note, the engine no longer runs on Bank Holidays.
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.
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?