Present day Aberdulais

View of Aberdulais

The last chapter in our history...present day.

So, we've learnt that many industries thrived here over the centuries, from the production of coin of the realm, to the bustling Victorian Tinworks supplying tin all over the world. But now, working hand in hand with conservation, tourism is the industry that thrives – and Aberdulais is a bustling tourist attraction for the whole family to enjoy. 

Seeing the waterwheel at Aberdulais
Aberdulais Visitors on site with waterwheel
Seeing the waterwheel at Aberdulais

Conservation in Action


Over the years, the National Trust has invested in conservation and brought Aberdulais back to life.

Now you can see and enjoy Europe's largest generating waterwheel, which provides enough electricity for everything we use on site. 

Walk through the various buildings which have been recently excavated, and imagine what it was like to live and work as a Victorian tinplate worker. 


Exploring the many sights of Aberdulais
Aberdulais Visitors - Father and Son on site
Exploring the many sights of Aberdulais

Vsitor Enjoyment


As well as telling the stories of Aberdulais' vibrant past, there's so many other reasons to visit.

Visitor's can go to the movies, watching 'Reflections on Tin' - a film which takes you on a journey of Aberdulais from birth to present day. And more exciting interpretation is planned in the near future.

Picnic by the waterfall, or sample a treat from the Old School House tea-room and play on the maypole.

And not forgetting our Victorian costumes and tin detective packs too, which take you on a sensory trail of the old tinworks. 

Not forgetting nature and wildlife too. 

And it's all here because of the waterfall. 

Aberdulais Waterwheel
Aberdulais Waterwheel and Waterfall
Aberdulais Waterwheel