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A Brief History of Dowlais Engine House

The Engine House was originally built in 1905 with 188 thousand tons of iron rails were exported all over the world every year. Of course iron became steel and the large old buildings of yesteryear became obsolete leaving Dowlais with only the industrial relics to remember those hardworking days of prosperity.

People from all over Europe came to work at Dowlais in those days when work was plentiful. The Engine House has been used for many different purposes over the years from a second hand car sales business, haulage contractors depot, toy wholesaler and many more until finally ending up in the hands of a chocolate factory across the road as a storage facility.

It is now home to Pant & Dowlais Boys and Girls Club (Charity No:1140505)who are a growing charitable organisation whose aim is to develop and educate the young people of Merthyr Tydfil by fulfilling their physical, mental and spiritual needs in as many ways as possible. This is achieved by the hard work of the employee’s and also the numerous volunteers that the organisation needs to ensure that the children achieve their own personal goals and ambitions.

The Engine House is now home to numerous football and netball teams, along with a miriad of different activities which offer something for everyone to involve themselves in. The facility is also used by many organisations for a wide range of activities during the daytime, from training sessions to conferences. We work closely with local schools carrying out football, netball and environmental sessions during the week with children who then attend the Engine House for some of the many different activities currently on offer.


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LOADS to keep you entertained

LOADS to keep you entertained!!! Open Monday - Friday 4.00pm - 8.00pm £2.00 entry fee for members £3.00 entry fee for non members Cafe available for hot/cold refreshments FREE Bus service available Contact us on 01685 375318 for more information

Bubble Football

Bubble Football Available for hire Available for both Adults and young people Cafe available to serve refreshments Get in touch 375318

Homework Club

Come along Every Monday, Wednesday & Friday for Homework Club! Access to the internet, arts and crafts equiptment to help with any School projects you may have.

FREE Daily Pick up Service

FREE Daily Pick up Service from all different local Schools/Areas School Pick ups: Pantyscallog Primary ST Illtyds Primary Twynrodyn Primary Ysgol Gymraeg Santes Tudful Greenfields Cae Mari Dwn High School Cyfarthfa Primary Local Areas: Penyard, Twynrodyn, Abercanaid, Pentrebach, Troedyrhiw, Aberfan, Merthyr Vale, Mardy, Ynysfach, Heolgerrig, Twyncarmel, Swansea Road, Trefechan, Cefn, Brecon Road, Dowlais, Pant, Penywern, Galon Uchaf, Penydarren, Gurnos, Fochriw, Merthyr Town Contact us on 01685 375318 for more information

Wednesday Night Activities

Come along and get involved in all the fun activities taking place tonight.


The Engine House now have Twitter

Friday Night Activities

There are loads of fun activities to keep you entertained for hours

Tuesday Night Activities

Tuesday Night Activities You don't want to miss out on all this evenings activities Come along and get involved

Working closely with local School

Working closely with Dowlais Primary School. Being a part of their reward day down Cyfarthfa Park and using the facilities inside The Engine House.

Awareness of Internet Safety

The Team from EE came to educate the young people at The Dowlais Engine House about the danger of the internet. It was a fun filled session but they still got the importance of internet safety across.

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