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Caphouse Colliery New Rd Overton, West Yorkshire WF4 4RH, United Kingdom
New RoadGBWest YorkshireOvertonWF4 4RH
+44 1924 848806ncm.org.uk
Museum, CharityToday 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Monday 10:00 am – 5:00 pmTuesday 10:00 am – 5:00 pmWednesday 10:00 am – 5:00 pmThursday 10:00 am – 5:00 pmFriday 10:00 am – 5:00 pmSaturday 10:00 am – 5:00 pmSunday 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
The National Coal Mining Museum for England, situated in Wakefield, West Yorkshire, tells the story of coal mining and its communities. Located at Caphouse Colliery, and Hope Pit sites, the Museum brings to life the history of one of the country's oldest industries.

Original pit buildings, interactive exhibitions and the chance to go underground in a real coal mine with former miners, gives visitors a unique and unforgettable experience.

"The National Coal Mining Museum for England aims to keep coal mining alive by collecting and preserving the industry’s rich heritage, creating enjoyable and inspiring ways to learn for people of all ages, backgrounds and abilities."

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Coal mining museum with a restored colliery, underground tours, pit ponies, a cafe and gift shop.- Google
"Easily the best museum tour in Britain."
"Go underground and be walked around an actual mine by actual miners!"
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melvyn taylor
a month ago
enjoyed the underground tour tazz the guide did a splendid job he was great with the children .he also answered everyone,s question,s to there satisfaction ,the surface attractions are also very good ,had a meal in cafe and this was good.would reccomend this attraction. the grand children are asking when can we go again.
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Stephen Hallsworth
4 months ago
Excellent afternoon out. Very informative and the tour guides clearly have a genuine passion for what they do (and for what they used to do - being ex-miners, of course)! Our guide was called Taz and he was great - very funny and extremely knowledgeable. Was pleasantly shocked at the price - £3 refundable deposit - ie FREE! Although they give you an option to donate your deposit rather than claim it back. I would have enjoyed a longer and more in-depth tour underground, but I guess that wouldn't be everyone's 'cup of tea'. Underground mine tour was definitely my favourite bit.
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Jonathan CT Smith
a month ago
Easily the best museum tour in Britain. Go underground and be walked around an actual mine by actual miners! Walk through the lower spaces to get an appreciation of the conditions the miners worked in throughout the different generations. You have to go.
thomas booth
6 months ago
My kids really enjoyed going down the mine, we have a teen and a toddler to find something that they both like was good. Mick Green our guide down the mine was brilliant really made it fun for the kids, and got all the kids involved. The weather wasn't up to much but loads to do inside, will go back in the summer and see the outside trails and the park. GOOD DAY OUT.
Andrew Crow
a month ago
Having spent my most of my childhood in the area I had not until today taken the underground tour. Quite surreal to be honest as my friends fathers and neighbours worked in this pit and others in the area. We used to visit my friend's father on a Sunday afternoon and have a cuppa with him in the lamp room. A great experience which lasted about 90 minutes. Eric was our guide an ex miner himself, he was great fun and got all the kids involved. Would love to take the tour again in the future. The cafe is very good and reasonably priced. If the weather is good there's also a nature trail with a water fall to view on the way.
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Lego Bricker
4 months ago
We visited here with in intention of attending the Lego show. My 9 year old son showed an interest in going on the mine tour. With me son being autistic and anxious about new experiences; I wasn't sure it was a good idea. Well we decided to give it a go; having had a quick chat with a wonderfully helpful tour guide/ex-minor named Steve. Throughout the tour Steve kept stopping to check in on me and my son, he offered constant praise and reassurance. What could have been a bad experience for my son, turned out to be an enriching, memorable trip. Thank you Steve! We will be visiting again. :)
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Asta B.
3 months ago
If you have a rainy day this is the best time to spend it in Coal mining museum. Amazing tours and real stories how it worked. Recommend everyone to visit it.
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Russell Ridge
a week ago
Excellent day out , tour underground was brill with a very funny and informative guide.

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From cub scouts and brownies to play-schemes, holiday clubs and other organised children's groups, our weekly themed craft activities should be just the thing to keep your kids busy this summer.
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This new broom is from an anon puchaser from our Amazon Wish List! Can you help the ponies? http://ow.ly/QBI9L
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Peggy Thorpe is at the Museum today, telling you all about her life as a miners wife! Visit her in Parkinson's Yard: http://ow.ly/QQE3L
Join us for lots of fun family activities throughout the summer holidays!
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Our ponies have got an Amazon Wish List of the things they need to be happy and healthy! Donations can be made here: http://ow.ly/Or1mH
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Dig deep and donate! Please save our coal mining heritage now - text NCMM11 and your gift amount to 70070 http://ow.ly/PqP8t. Thank you!
The Museum aims to keep the history of coal mining alive for everyone to learn about and enjoy. Every contribution, however large or small, is very important to us and will help us to achieve our aim. You can donate online here or if you prefer, you can download a donation form here to be ...
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Leafers at t'Pit family fun #LandRover Rally will return once again on 29th August! Join us: https://www.ncm.org.uk/whats-on/landrover-rally
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Saturday 26th September 

Join us to see Amanda Chennell of West End fame as she opens our season for the Museum. As well as playing Eponine in Les Miserables, Amanda has also performed in many other famous shows on the West End, including The Sound of Music and Oliver!, and now performs incredible cabaret acts across the UK.

Along with Amanda, we also have a jam packed evening of superb variety entertainment hosted by award-winning internationally acclaimed magician John Danbury. Delicious food will also be available to purchase on the night.

Tickets:
£15 per person
£12.50 for OAPs

Tickets can be booked and collected from the Museum on the night.  Doors open 7.15pm, show starts at 8pm and finishes around 10.30pm.
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Teachers, join us throughout the summer holidays for our teacher taster drop in sessions, bring the family along too! http://ow.ly/QQDwY
Throughout the summer holidays we are hosting drop in sessions for teachers to find out just how we can support your students' learning.
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Choo Choo! Our onsite train is running throughout the #summerholidays - take a trip to Hope Pit with our miners! http://ow.ly/QQDUt
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Miss us on @bbsleeds yesterday? Have a listen to the podcast here and find out just what we get up at the Museum http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p02y51cd#play
Richard is embracing the staycation. He's live at the National Coal Mining Museum.
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This new broom is from an anon puchaser from our Amazon Wish List! Can you help the ponies? http://ow.ly/QBI9L
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Some great suggestions for The Path of the Ponies name a pony task, what do you think? http://ow.ly/QdyX3
22 June - 4 October 2015. The story of ponies and horses has been entwined with that of coal mining for many centuries. This exhibition explores the world of the industry's pit ponies and provides a glimpse into their working lives. In the eighteenth century ponies were often used to move coal ...
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