About Llanhilleth Miners Institute

Mission Statement

The vibrant heart of the community, seeking to meet the changing needs of the people it serves, and reflect the vision of the miners who built it.


Llanhilleth Institute provides a vibrant link with the industrial past of the Ebbw Fach Valley. This Grade II listed building stands prestigiously within the picturesque village of Llanhilleth. Fully restored to the original glory of when it was first built in 1906, Llanhilleth Institute is now a Registered Charity and Social Enterprise and a unique venue that caters for conferences, weddings, the arts and live entertainment; as well as acting as a focus and resource for the whole of the community (see our Community pages).

The Institute has two function rooms; a large Dance Hall (Ithel Hall) with licensed bar and smaller but divisable Ebbw Suites as well as our Heritage Café. 

The heritage of Llanhilleth and the St Illtyds Ward is about more than simply coal mining. Although coal mining played an important role; the Institute itself being built and paid for by the local Miners, it is also an area of myths and legends, fairies and folklore with its own Giant and Castle.

Little evidence of the powerful coal industry remains and the scars of coal mining have healed allowing the beautiful scenery of Llanhilleth to shine through. 

We look forward to welcoming you.





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