Address: National Coal Mining Museum for England, Caphouse Colliery, New Road, Overton, Wakefield, West Yorkshire, WF4 4RH
Phone Number: 01924 848 806
Website: Visit the National Coal Mining Museum for England website.
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National Coal Mining Museum for England is a museum about the history of mining in England, located between Wakefield and Huddersfield in West Yorkshire.
This attraction is set on a 17 hectare site, at one of Britain’s oldest working mines, in a rural setting with original colliery buildings and equipment. There is also a museum gallery with mining exhibition, a stable yard with pit ponies and a number of free tours are available to go on, being allocated on a first-come first-served basis.
The tours include an underground tour, an interactive tour called the Go Mining! interactive tour and the Furnace Shaft tour. In the Underground tour (under 5s not allowed) visitors go 140 metres underground down the mine, led by former-miner guides, where they will learn about the miners, the pit ponies and the mining process. The Hope Pit area is a collection of restored colliery buildings dedicated to science with hands-on interactive models, computer touch screen displays and working machinery. There is also a Nature trail to follow, an outdoor children’s adventure playground area and small indoor soft-play area for under 5s.
- Free entry attraction.
- Free car parking.
- Gift shop selling books, souvenirs and gifts.
- The Museum café serves home-made food, hot and cold drinks and snacks.
- Picnic areas.
Opening Times & Ticket Prices:
- Please visit the National Coal Mining Museum for England website for opening times and prices.
Before you start your journey to National Coal Mining Museum for England for your day out, we recommend that you check their website or contact them to confirm opening times and admission prices.