We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Joseph Parry's Ironworker's Cottage

4 Chapel Row, Merthyr Tydfil CF48 1BN, Wales
+44 1685 723112
Review Highlights
Nice small museum

If our subject is born in a small cottage, by necessity the museum is going to be small, and so it... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Leicester, United Kingdom
A step back in time

Take a step back in time and relive the old days with this fabulous old Welsh cottage. So quaint... read more

Reviewed 27 April 2017
Merthyr Tydfil, United Kingdom
Read all 19 reviews
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
  • Excellent31%
  • Very good59%
  • Average5%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible0%
2 weeks ago
“Nice small museum”
26 Apr 2017
“A step back in time”
4 Chapel Row, Merthyr Tydfil CF48 1BN, Wales
+44 1685 723112
Write a Review
Reviews (19)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year

1 - 10 of 19 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If our subject is born in a small cottage, by necessity the museum is going to be small, and so it is, but it's full of information and well worth visiting.

Thank KevinSadler2364
Reviewed 27 April 2017

Take a step back in time and relive the old days with this fabulous old Welsh cottage. So quaint and lovely to see how one of our famous songwriters lived. Very enjoyable and well worth the visit.

1  Thank valdoff
Reviewed 6 October 2016

To see this tiny house and realise it nurtured the great Joseph Parry - and a tune known not just in the UK but famously in the US. The remains of the large building at the end of the terrace is unexplained and the info...More

Thank RobininBRISTOL
Reviewed 13 September 2016

its not huge but very interesting Easy to get to but not lots of parking very close I would suggest parking on the small industrial site opposite Plenty there and its 2-5 minute walk. Chapel Row cottages have historical links to the former Cyfarthfa Ironworks...More

Thank AEL73
Reviewed 28 July 2016 via mobile

Interesting to visit. Can only view Thursday to Saturday 2-5pm. Just off the a470. Well signposted. Nothing else there though. 3 parking spaces

Thank Joe_Macpherson04
Reviewed 16 January 2016

A delightful cottage with furnishings exactly replicating the times when joseph parry was there,good to show children the times past in merthyr Tydfil

Thank lizevans21
Reviewed 31 August 2015

We have tried to visit Joseph Parry's birthplace several times, but it has been closed, so we're very pleased to be able to get inside! We parked on the grass verge just outside, and spent a pleasant half hour looking at the inside of the...More

Thank Millie024
Reviewed 22 August 2015

Joseph Parry is best known for his love song, Myfanwy, but his work is much wider than that and little known. The cottage is small and typical for industrial workers of his day. It;s worth an hour or so of your time. We got the...More

Thank Pendaking
Reviewed 7 March 2015

Staff offer a lot of information to visitors. The house remains unchanged and is very interesting to visit.

1  Thank David T
Reviewed 11 October 2014

The cottage where Welsh musician and composser Joseph Parry lived. The cottage is very small and is one of a little row of cottages that are now all grade 2 listed buildings. The cottages either side of Joseph Parry's are still occupied to this day....More

6  Thank cheriegareth
Nearby Restaurants
188 reviews
.90 km away
Woodfired Pizza & Kitchen
223 reviews
.73 km away
The new Crown Inn
164 reviews
.92 km away
Wrap n Roll
21 reviews
.66 km away
Nearby Attractions
Bike Park Wales
306 reviews
3.51 km away
Dare Valley Country Park
123 reviews
7.14 km away
Cyfarthfa Castle
295 reviews
.71 km away
Aberdare Park
102 reviews
5.95 km away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from Joseph Parry's Ironworker's Cottage staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines