Set in a Georgian stable block, Torfaen Museum is an Accredited Museum managed by Torfaen Museum Trust. The Trust have been safeguarding and collecting art, historical objects and cultural artefacts on behalf of the borough since 1978.
There are over 15,000 items on view from our collections ranging from prehistoric objects and medieval treasure troves, to industrial revolution collections, and fine & decorative art including the famous Pontypool & Usk Japanware.
With seasonal exhibits, exclusive art events, an extensive library specialized in local content plus our world famous collections of Pontypool Japanware, Torfaen Museum Trust is looking after the Eastern Valley’s history for future generations.
Every year, around 35,000 visitors enjoy the unique collections curated by Torfaen Museum Trust at Torfaen Museum and there is always something of interest on display for everyone.
Mae Amgueddfa Torfaen yn Pont-y-pŵl, sydd wedi ei lleoli mewn stabl o’r cyfnod Sioraidd, yn amgueddfa achrededig a reolir gan Ymddiriedolaeth Amgueddfa Torfaen. Mae’r Ymddiriedolaeth wedi bod yn diogelu a chasglu celf a gwrthrychau hanesyddol a diwylliannol ar ran y cyhoedd ers 1978.
Mae gennym dros 15,000 o eitemau sydd yn cael eu harddangos, neu sy’n rhan o’n casgliadau. Maent yn amrywio o wrthrychau o’r cyfnod cynhanes a thrysorau canoloesol i gasgliadau o’r chwyldro diwydiannol, eitemau cofiadwy o Glwb Rygbi Pêl-droed Pont-y-pŵl a chelfyddyd gain.
Bob blwyddyn, mae 35,000 o ymwelwyr yn mwynhau’r casgliadau unigryw sydd yng ngofal Ymddiriedolaeth Amgueddfa Torfaen yn Amgueddfa Torfaen ac mae rhywbeth o ddiddordeb i bawb bob amser yn cael ei arddangos.
Inside the Museum
Throughout the year the museum organises exhibitions and events so that there is always something new to see and enjoy. Come and have a cup of tea and view the current display of Cafe Art, take a stroll through the Oriel Baker Gallery and see amazing paintings and pictures covering centuries of local history. Click on the title and see what’s happening this week!
The Japanning industry was one of Pontypool’s most outstanding eighteenth century achievements and many famous painters started their careers by working with local Japanware manufacturers. To this day, the beauty of Japanware and the precision and artistry with which it was made is still evident. Pontypool Museum displays a range of Japanned items from its own and the National collections.
British Nylon Spinners
The Story of Torfaen
This permanent collection reveals the rich and unique history of the Borough from Llantarnam in the south to Blaenavon in the north and features prehistoric objects and medieval treasure troves, to industrial revolution items and cultural artefacts. This collection tells the story of how events have helped to shape the valley, the landscape and its people.