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National Coal Mining Museum for England

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  1. Go on an adventure 140m underground, go wild on the Nature Trail, explore the Galleries and meet our ponies – family fun for free!

    Visit the National Coal Mining Museum for England and explore the 45-acre site to discover the hidden world of mining through the centuries. Visit our galleries to see how miners lived, worked and relaxed, from the Victorian age through to modern day. Don a hard-hat and lamp, to descend 140 metres on an underground tour led by ex-miners to find out how coal was extracted and moved to the surface.

    Above ground, visit the ponies and learn about the part they played in coal mining. Explore the Nature Trail and watch wildlife from one of the bird hides. Take a train ride to Hope Pit and unearth the science of mining with the help of interactive displays. Lots of special events, exhibitions and children’s activities throughout the year, plus regular craft fairs.

    Facilities Include:

    Under 5s play area, Little Diggers

    Nature Trail

    Free on-site parking

    Baby changing facilities

    Disabled toilets

    Picnic site

    Disabled access

    Coach parking

    Shop

    Café


Contacts

National Coal Mining Museum


Caphouse Colliery New Road
Overton Wakefield WF4 4RH

01924 848806

Organisation last updated

  1. 07 January 2019

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  • Seaside @ Pit , various dates starting on Saturday 27 July 2019

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  1. National Coal Mining Museum for England, Caphouse Colliery, New Road, Overton, Wakefield, WF4 4RH
    1. All key services are accessible. Wheelchair access
    2. Wheelchair access needs to be arranged in advance -  please contact the venue for further details. Wheelchair access - by arrangement
    3. Either, there are specially marked parking spaces for disabled people, or disabled people can park within 50 metres of an accessible entrance. Disabled parking
    4. There is a toilet which can be accessed by people with disabilities including wheelchair users. This means that it complies with the standards set out in Part M of the Building Regulations,'Access to and use of buildings. Fully accessible toilet
    Wheelchair access is possible above ground, but should be arranged in advance to go underground.

History

  1. Caphouse Colliery opened as the Yorkshire Mining Museum in June 1988. The Museum underwent a great deal of development over the next 7 years before the Museum was relaunched as the National Coal Mining Museum for England in June 1995.

    Since this point the Museum has seen further developments including the opening of Hope Pit and a number of interactive exhibitions.

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