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Winding House
Cross Street
New Tredegar
NP24 6EG

01443 822 666

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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.

2020 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 2020, the engine will run on the following dates:

  • Saturday 25th January
  • Saturday 29th February
  • Saturday 28th March
  • Saturday 25th April
  • Saturday 30th May
  • Saturday 27th June
  • Saturday 25th July
  • Saturday 29th August
  • Saturday 26th September
  • Saturday 31st October
  • Saturday 28th November


Running the engine is dependent on the availability of our dedicated engine volunteer team. On very rare occasions, scheduled engine running times may not take place due to unforeseen circumstances. Please call us to confirm engine running times in advance of your visit.




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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