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Successful Open Day for Cynon Valley Museum and Gallery

More than 150 people enjoyed an open day at the Cynon Valley Museum and Gallery, showcasing the attractions at the venue, which has an exciting new future ahead of it.

The fabulous FREE event proved to be a hit with visitors of all ages and gave an incredible insight into the proud history and heritage of the area as well as giving people the opportunity to go on an exclusive ‘Behind-the-Scenes’ tour of the family tourist attraction.

Anne Watts, of the Cynon Valley History Society, also gave a talk on the First World War and the people who lived locally at the time, focusing on the impact on their lives.

Cllr Andrew Morgan, Leader of Rhondda Cynon Taf Council, said: “I am delighted that the Open Day at the Cynon Valley Museum was a great success.

“We are currently working in partnership with the Cynon Valley Museum Trust until a permanent management arrangement is in place and we intend to re-open the museum temporarily once a month in order for the facility to retain its museum status.

“The Council was delighted to be able to assist the Cynon Valley Museum Trust by offering the public this Open Day. It was the perfect opportunity for visitors, old and new, to go along and see how the Cynon Valley Museum and Gallery actually operates.”

As well as a trip around the museum, younger visitors were also able to take part in arts and crafts sessions and a Historic Treasure Hunt.

The Cynon Valley Museum and Gallery, situated at Gadlys, Aberdare, opened in 2001.

Pictures courtesy of Media Wales.