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Explore these Wrexham heritage sites for free as part of ‘Open Doors’

Three historical sites across Wrexham are giving members of the public the chance to visit for free.

St Mary’s Church in Ruabon, Bersham Colliery and the Clwyd Family History Society Resource Centre are all taking part in Cadw’s ‘Open Doors’ scheme.

The Wales-wide programme of events co-ordinated by CADW – the Welsh Government’s historic environment service – provides free access to historial buildings, heritages sites and events of all kinds during September.

Tomorrow (Saturday 21st September) St Mary’ Church in Ruabon will be open to the public for free between 10am and 4pm.


As part of Open Doors, there will be a history exhibition involving the church – which was founded in medieval times – schools and also Cefn Community Council.

On Saturday 28th September Clwyd Family History Society Resource Centre will open its doors to the public for free between 10am and 4pm.

The centre, which is based in Cefn Mawr provides the chance to gain an insight into starting to find about your family history, with volunteers on hand throughout the day to help.

Between 10am and 4pm on Sunday 29th September volunteers from the North Wales Miner’s Association Trust will open the doors of Bersham Colliery – offering a chance for visitors to find out more about local mining heritage.

The tours will include the grade two listed engine building and yard, displays of mining memorabilia on site, film shows and powerpoint presentations throughout the day

A lamp workshop will be held throughout the day by lamp collector Tony Jones.

More information about the Open Doors events taking place across Wales can be found here.



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