Dolaucothi Goldmines: 1930s
Large format interpretation panels
Oral history telephones
Period radio giving news bulletins of the time
Machine sounds triggered automatically and by the visitors
Industrial audio players
Bi-lingual: English & Welsh
The Oral History Telephones
Monty Funk sourced a number of telephones that would have been in the mines during the 1930s. These were restored and new electronics added so that visitor could dial a number and hear one of the miners (originally recorded in the 1980s oral history project) telling their own real story of life in the mines.
A selection of some of the miners' oral histories you can dial up on the old telephones...
The Interpretation Panels
The bi-lingual panels (Welsh & English) were extensively researched with collaboration industrial historians.
The Audio Players
The bi-lingual audio players (Welsh & English) were built from industrial parts.