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Pony Discovery Centre at the Mining Museum

About the event

Step inside our new Pony Discovery Centre to meet our three ponies and Clydesdale horse. Discover how the story of ponies and horses has been entwined with that of coal mining for many centuries. Why were they brought into the mines? What roles did they have? What was life like for them underground? You’ll get to see historic films, chat to experienced horsekeepers and try our interactive activities.

Visitors to the museum will need to pre-book a timeslot in advance. Timeslots are spaced at 10 minute intervals.

Please click on the link under Further Information for more details.


National Coal Mining Museum

Caphouse Colliery New Road, Overton, Wakefield, WF4 4RH

01924 848806

Dates and venues

Further information



Children up to age 12 (including family events) Events for children of various age groups up to 12, although there may be some overlap with our Young people theme.