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Heritage Open Day - Coal Screens Building at the Mining Museum

About the event

The National Coal Mining Museum for England will once again allow access to visitors to see inside the Coal Screens Building – a rare survivor of what was a very common structure across the English coalfields.

This September, enjoy exclusive access to our rarely-seen screening rooms which we’ll be opening up especially for the Heritage Open Day weekends! Learn from a former miner and a Pit Brow Lass about how coal was brought out of the ground and even get an up close look at the last wooden headgear in Europe.

During this unique experience, discover how miners’ productivity and pay was measured, how the coal was screened so it could be graded for different markets and how waste was removed from coal.

You’ll need a good head for heights and be happy with steep and narrow stairs to enjoy this rare opportunity to go behind the scenes and see inside the plant where coal was sorted for nearly 100 years!

Book your free tickets via the link under Further Information.

Contacts

National Coal Mining Museum

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

01924 848806

Dates and venues

  • Saturday 11 September 2021 - 10:30am, Tours 11-12th and 18-19th September at 10:30-11:15, 12:30-13:15, and 14:30-15:15. Book your free ticket.
  • Sunday 12 September 2021 - 10:30am, Tours 11-12th and 18-19th September at 10:30-11:15, 12:30-13:15, and 14:30-15:15. Book your free ticket.
  • Saturday 18 September 2021 - 10:30am, Tours 11-12th and 18-19th September at 10:30-11:15, 12:30-13:15, and 14:30-15:15. Book your free ticket.
  • Sunday 19 September 2021 - 10:30am, Tours 11-12th and 18-19th September at 10:30-11:15, 12:30-13:15, and 14:30-15:15. Book your free ticket.

Further information

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Themes

Learning and interest Events related to education and careers, as well as learning for fun. Also, talks, guided walks, and events of historical or other interest.