Learning at Aberdulais

Aberdulais Learning - Victorian School

Aberdulais, an industrial site of experimentation, a site where your school visit takes you on a journey of exploration into a child’s working life at the Aberdulais Tinworks.

Go back in time, dress up and imagine what life was like for the children working and living at the Aberdulais tinworks, and learn how their lives differ from ours today. 

Other aspects of the schools programme can focus on hydro-electric power, with Europe’s largest generating water wheel on site or explore the outdoors with our 50 things themed programme.

What ages can enjoy our schools programme?

Our programmes cater for key stages 1, 2 and 3, we’ve also developed an educational package for home-educating families and can host educational groups as a self-led visit.  

What type of programmes can we offer?

Our range of sessions can focus on Victorian life at the Tinworks, conserving our past, or exploring the outdoors, these sessions focus on different aspects of the curriculum from History, Art, English, Geography and Science. 

When do we offer the sessions?

•    Session 1 – Morning:     10:30 – 12:30
•    Session 2 – Afternoon:     13:00 – 15:00
•    Session 3 (optional):    11:00 – 14:00

How much does it cost?


Educational group members: Free

Non-members: £3.60 (£2.60 admission + £1 admin/materials)


Educational groyup members: Free entry + £2 per child fee

Non-members: £4.60 (£2.60 admission + £2 guided fee)

If you’re interested in becoming Educational Group Members as a school or an education group, visit the membership page for full details and pricing structure 

Visiting as a self-led group

We welcome groups who want to lead their own activities during their visit to Aberdulais. We ask that you pre-book your visit to ensure we can accommodate your needs on the day. 

We have a function room on site that you can use as a base whilst you’re exploring what the site has to offer.

How do you book a visit?

If you'd like to find out more about what we offer or discuss how we can tailor a visit to your school's requirements please call 01639 636674 or email aberdulais@nationaltrust.org.uk