Sunday 24th September
11am - 4pm
Come along and join us at Brymbo Heritage Site for our next Open Day. The event is free and open to everyone.
Below you will find out what's going on, info about the tours, answers to some questions you might have and how to find us...
We'll be running our free guided tours made up of the 4x4 Heritage Tour, Fossil Forest Walking Tour and back for July, the Heritage Walking Tour.
You can book/register interest below, be aware there are limited spaces and they do go fast.
We'll have our outdoor cafe area with refreshments on the go again as it went down so well last time.
There will be a small offering of food, snacks and hot & cold drinks.
There will also be a selection of stalls including groups from the heritage project and external organisations.
We'll have the Heritage Orchard Project selling their products with information about what they do.
An area of free play promoting the work that Gareth and the team do within the local community and schools.
There will be a stand with updates and information about the Heritage and Roots to Shoots Projects.
You'll have the opportunity to speak with a member of the team to ask any questions or find out more information about the overall project.
There are limited spaces available on our tours. Please fill out the form below and we will get back to you confirming your request. Please read the important information about our tours.
Fossil Forest Walking Tour
An in-depth look at the fossils we have on-site dating back 314 million years.
Led by Dr Tim Astrop our palaeontologist, you will get a detailed but digestible understanding of what species of plant life once stood here in Brymbo.
He will also talk about the important connection to the industrial heritage.
Approx: 45 - 55 Mins
Heritage Walking Tour
Find out about the Iron and Steel Industry that once thrived in Brymbo.
As you wander through the site you’ll get a descriptive tour providing you with information about the buildings we have still standing and some that have long since gone.
You’ll finish off with the chance to take a step back in time within our oldest building on site (the Agent’s House) with imagery and information about the industrial processes and life at the works.
Approx: 50 - 60 Mins
The 4x4 tour takes you out across to Lodge Valley Park to experience its historic development and current plans.
You’ll also get some interesting information about the work we’re currently doing as part of our Roots to Shoots Project.
Then onto the main Heritage site to visit the iron and steel-making historic areas, with information about current and future plans
Approx: 40 - 50 Mins
A bit of important information, please read it before you fill in the request form below.
Information about our tours: We ask that you arrive 5 mins before the tour is due to start so we can register everyone. Tour times can vary between groups but generally: Fossil Forest walking tours can take about 40 - 60mins. 4x4 tours can take around 40 - 50mins. Walking Heritage Tours take around 50 - 60mins. 4x4 Tours - If anyone in your group needs a car seat or booster seat in accordance with UK laws, this needs to be provided by you. We are not currently able to provide seating aids for young people. Part of the tour route is on a public highway. If you’re on a walking tour please wear suitable walking shoes. We endeavour to clear the site for walking but it’s still rough ground underfoot. Due to the nature of the site, we don’t currently have wheelchair access available for our walking tours. However please get in touch and we can arrange something that is more accessible. 4x4 tours are limited and may be possible for wheelchair users with some movement, please contact us for a chat so we can see how best we can help. There are some gazebos in areas around the site for shelter but if we have adverse weather you’ll need warm and waterproof clothing. Also if we get exceptionally good weather a hat and sunblock are advised. If you or anyone in your personal group need to take medication please carry this with you at all times. The only time we are likely to cancel a tour or full open day is if the weather/winds are too severe. We’ll get in touch if this happens. All tours are currently in English by our tour guides. Dogs are welcome but we ask that they can be kept on a lead at all times to be considerate to others visiting the site. Heritage Site What3Words Location: tens.treatment.squares Site Address: Brymbo Heritage Site, Brymbo, Wrexham. LL11 5AX If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact us.
There’s parking on-site and we’re looking to have more space available close by as overflow parking.
We have toilets on site in the main heritage area near our outdoor cafe
We can take card payments in our outdoor cafe.
We advise wearing walking shoes or trainers on site. In its current state the site still has many uneven surfaces, some level changes and inclines that make sections unsuitable for people with mobility difficulties. Rectifying these barriers is a key part of our restoration plans as part of Stori Brymbo. Meanwhile we advise contacting us to discuss further.
We ask that all dogs/pets are kept on a lead at all times.
How to find us
Brymbo Heritage Project, Wrexham, UK.
What 3 Words Location:
0800 772 0981