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Daily tours of Egyptomania: The Harry Southey Collection

About

In 1917 Major Harry Southey was shot down in the Battle of Gaza. In his will he left the people of Merthyr Tydfil an astounding collection of ancient Egyptian artefacts. This exhibition will display this collection in full for the first time and tell the story of the man who brought ancient Egypt to Merthyr Tydfil.

Every Friday from March 24th to June 30th there will be a guided tour of this one off exhibition. Come along at 11:00am to find out how ancient Egypt came to Merthyr Tydfil.

For information on entrance fees and opening times or to book, contact us or visit our website.

Public Transport Directions

Regular buses are available from Merthyr Tydfil Town Centre (National Coaches to Merthyr Tydfil).

Nearest station: Merthyr Tydfil is 2 miles.

Road Directions

From Cardiff / M4 M4, J 32

Follow signs for Merthyr Tydfil (A470) approx 18 miles north At Merthyr, go straight across 1st roundabout (Pentrebach). At 2nd roundabout go straight on at roundabout (with Cyfarthfa Retail Park on your right hand side) take the 3rd exit. Go straight over next roundabout. At traffic lights take a left and follow road to the end. At the mini roundabout take a left and then immediately right in through the main park gates. (For coaches you will need to use a different entrance, instead of taking the immediate right as instructed above follow the perimeter of the park and take your first right, and then a right into the coach entrance) Cyfarthfa Castle is at the top of the drive.

From Abergavenny / A465

Stay on A465, following signs for Merthyr Tydfil & then brecon Next take the A470 towards Cardiff At the roundabout take a left Go straight over next roundabout. At traffic lights take a left and follow road to the end. At the mini roundabout take a left and then immediately right in through the main park gates. (For coaches you will need to use a different entrance, instead of taking the immediate right as instructed above follow the perimeter of the park and take your first right, and then a right into the coach entrance) Cyfarthfa Castle is at the top of the drive.

From Swansea / A465

Leave A483 and head straightforward onto Fabian Way (A483). Enter the roundabout and leave at the 1. Exit onto B4290. Enter the roundabout and leave at the 2. Exit onto A465. Stay on A465 You are entering Merthyr Tydfil. Leave A465 and head straightforward onto Heads of the Valleys Road (A465). Enter the roundabout and leave at the 3. exit onto A470 At the roundabout take a left Go straight over next roundabout. At traffic lights take a left and follow road to the end. At the mini roundabout take a left and then immediately right in through the main park gates. -