A museum has welcomed more than 14,000 visitors in its first year since opening.
The Winding House in New Tredegar spent its first year hosting a series of events and exhibitions enjoyed by people of all ages.
The May Bank Holidays saw 300 visitors enjoying springtime crafts, traditional games, puppet making and Maypole dancing.
While in July, nearly 400 people took part in free archaeology activities.
Museums and Heritage Officer Helen Willson said: “We have been delighted to have received so much support from the local community and from visitors from further afield over the last 12 months.
“We have been thrilled to see so many familiar faces returning to our events and exhibitions throughout the year, as well as some new ones.
“It has certainly been a busy year and we couldn’t have done without all the hard work and support of the Winding House Friends and Volunteers.
“We are currently finalising details for our new events programme for this year, as well as planning for our new exhibition on sport in the county borough, and hope we can build on the success of last year to welcome even more visitors to the Winding House in 2010.”
The Winding House museum, built on the site of the former Elliot Colliery, houses a Thornewill and Warham steam engine.
The colliery closed in 1967 and its buildings were demolished and machinery sold or scrapped. Fortunately the East Winding House survived and forms the basis of the museum.
For more information about the Winding House call 01443 822 666 or visit www.windinghouse.co.uk