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Winding House
Cross Street
New Tredegar
NP24 6EG

01443 822 666

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Our Collections

Our Collections

The Winding House collection consists of objects, documents & photographs relating to the social & domestic history, as well as industrial history of the whole of the Caerphilly County Borough area.

When the Winding House opened in 2008 there were 1500 items on the catalogue but today there are over 13 000. Some of these are on display at the Winding House, whilst others are cared for our in Collections Store.

If you wish to find out more about the objects in our collection, please feel free to contact us.


Donating an Object

The Winding House is always seeking interesting objects, images and documents whose histories help to tell the story of Caerphilly County Borough.

If you have an object of any kind  - from any date -  which directly relates to  Caerphilly County Borough and you are interested in donating it to the museum, click on the image below to download our “How To” guide to donating.

 Click here to download our "How To" guide to donation


Collection Gallery

Some of the museum's most recent acquisitions and donations:

   Child's wooden chair, c1850, originating from the Abertysswg and Troedrhiwfwch area.   Series of programmes relating to concerts and performances in New Tredegar, Aberbargoed, Markham and Blackwood, along with a 'Bathers Handbook' for the pit head baths at Elliot Colliery, New Tredegar   Victorian child's boot found by council workers undertaking restoration work at Butetown in the 1980s.   Postcard sent to celebrate a wedding in 1917, from a family in Pontllanfraith   Roman silver finger ring, dating from the 1st or 2nd century AD, found on Cefn Brithdir. The ring was acquired for the museum collection by the Winding House Friends and Volunteers, through donations made by members of the public.   Postcard sent from a German Prisoner of War camp, during the First World War, by a Troedrhiwfch man, to his family back in the Abertysswg area



Other examples of artefacts in the Winding House museum collection:

  Instruction sign from Elliot Colliery, New Tredegar, found during recent restoration works.   Poster advertising wrestling entertainment at the Recreation Centre, Caerphilly in the 1970s.   Gramaphone record sold by W  Evans' shop in Duffryn Terrace, New Tredegar.   Blazer worn by John Williams of the New Tredegar Nomads, as manager of the Wales cycling team at the 1974 Commonwealth Games.   A commemoration print of the Universal Colliery, Senghenydd before the explosion of 1913.   Brewery jar owned and used by Crown Botanic Brewery, Caerphilly, 1930.



Use our new online catalogue  Chronicle Collection to search the records and databases of Caerphilly County Borough Libraries and the Museums and Heritage Service.  Type in a place name or subject and discover the books, photographs, objects, digital stories and other information available in Caerphilly County Borough Council.

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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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