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Museum Open on Monday 10.00am

Highlights

There's so much to the Greenfield Valley experience, it's best to see it for yourself! We've captured some highlights here.

Volunteer Award

The Perceiving the Past Project on Basingwerk Abbey was awarded Regional Winner for Wales.

Museum volunteers win British Museum award - The Perceiving the Past Project on Basingwerk Abbey was awarded Regional Winner for Wales. The project funded by Cadw, created a cross-curricular, engaging and fun resource for schools on Basingwerk Abbey. Around 20 volunteers from a variety of different backgrounds, ages, skills and interests, worked together to create this resource. All the material along with a short film will be available via the national Hwb school website and the Greenfield Valley website.

The Valley

Beautiful walks

At just over a mile long and with ancient monuments scattered throughout, the Greenfield Valley has a lot to offer. Starting at either end, St Winefride’s Well or Basingwerk Abbey, the Valley affords spectacular walks through shady woodland beside the ancient Holywell stream.

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A wildlife haven

Once home to industry, noise and pollution, it is now a haven for wildlife. The many pools left by the factories attract numerous bird life and mammals. Kingfishers, Yellow Dippers, Swans, Badgers and Foxes all make the Valley their home.

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Ancient monuments

At just over a mile long and with ancient monuments scattered throughout, the Greenfield Valley has a lot to offer. Starting at either end, St Winefride’s Well or Basingwerk Abbey, the Valley affords spectacular walks through shady woodland beside the ancient Holywell stream.

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Discover & learn

After exploring the ruins in the Valley, why not find out more at the museum. Set up in the 1980s, the museum focuses on Greenfield’s farming and industrial past. Renovated in 2016 with up to date colourful displays and interactives, the museum is a great way to find out more about the surprising importance of Greenfield as a centre of industry.

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Historic buildings

There are also many historic farm buildings to explore. Find out what life was like for a Tudor farmer and his family.

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Get into character

Discover the characters that shaped the history of this area. Hear from the individuals themselves with our interactive audio and visual displays. Have a go at dressing up like a World War I soldier or the School Headmistress Miss Parry!

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Activity & event days

Activity and event days make a visit to the museum a memorable and informative experience for all ages. Children’s Explorer Bags are available on request to make the visit extra special and exciting.You’ll be surprised what you didn’t know about Greenfield.

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Play areas

Come and play in our wonderful adventure tree house, explore our tunnel maze and make a splash with our water games. In between play times why not have an outdoor picnic on our picnic benches. Toddlers can have fun in our soft play tractor heaven barn and children of all ages can try to find their way out of our Mega Tower maze!

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Basingwerk Abbey

Come and explorer over 1000 years of history at Basingwerk Abbey in a peaceful green environment. Wander through the ruins of rooms where the monks used to live, work and pray. Find the refectory where they ate their meals, the infirmary where they looked after the sick and the chapel where they prayed. Life as a monk was very strict; imagine having prayers at least 8 times a day, labouring in the gardens and risk punishment in the Misericord room where you have to stay awake all night keeping the candle burning.

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St Winefride’s Well

St Winifride’s Well is known as the “Lourdes of Wales” and has been an important pilgrimage destination for over a thousand years. An impressive 16th century chapel encloses the Well pool and is a unique mixture of history, beauty and peaceful surroundings. The museum holds fascinating relics and the visitor centre has lots of interesting facts about the legend of St Winefride and stories of the pilgrims healed by the spring waters.

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Greenfield Dock and the Coastal Path

Originally built to trade the copper goods made in the Greenfield Valley with Liverpool and Africa, Greenfield Docks is now a serene and picturesque harbour on the River Dee. Restored in 2010 and still used by local fishermen, the dock can be used to explore the rest of the North Wales Coastal Path.

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Holywell Town Centre and Town Trail

Used for centuries as a stop over to Holyhead, Holywell has many amenities to offer, with a variety of shops offering local goods, supermarket, Library and Leisure Centre, as well as special event days. Why not try the town heritage trail to help you explore the Town and surrounding areas. Beginning in the high street, the trail leads you through the Greenfield Valley, then joins the ancient pilgrim’s trail to St Winefride’s Well and Basingwerk Abbey taking in rich wildlife and lovely views along the way.

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