Saturday 8 September 2018: Day Visit to The Big Pit and St Fagans

Summary – A full day away, visiting two of Wales’ landmark living museums – The Big Pit National Coal Museum and St Fagans National History Museum. A part subsidised coach for members will leave from Haverfordwest Bus Station at 08:30 and return approximately 19:15.

THE COACH SEATS 29 PEOPLE – PLEASE FORWARD YOUR NAMES SOONEST IN ORDER TO RESERVE A PLACE – CLICK HERE.

Details: The Big Pit is one of the few mining museums where visitors can descend in the pit cage and visit the places where generations of coal miners worked while many of the surface exhibitions and displays are housed in the original colliery buildings. This is a wonderful opportunity to gain a better understanding of how the South Pembrokeshire coal miners and their families lived and worked.

St Fagans is one of Europe’s leading open-air museums and the most popular heritage attraction in Wales – standing in the grounds of the magnificent St Fagans castle and gardens. And it is home to the Pembrokeshire Trader’s House (pictured) from the old quay in Haverfordwest. By careful planning(!) the visit coincides with the National Veg Society and Food Festival – a firm favourite – helping to bring the museum to life.

Timings:
08:30 –
Depart Haverfordwest Bus Station by coach
10:45 – Arrive at The Big Pit
13:00 – Depart The Big Pit
14:00 – Arrive St Fagans
17:00 – Depart St Fagans
19:15 (approx) – Arrive Haverfordwest

Costs: Entry to both museums is free and the coach hire will be part subsidised from central funds. The self-funded contribution will be no more that £10 per head and possibly less, depending on whether we can fill a 29-seater coach.

Lead Organiser:- Ian Pattinson (01239 821631)