National Coal Mining Museum for England

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National Coal Mining Museum for England
New Road, Overton, Wakefield, West Yorkshire, WF4 4RH
  • Box office 01924 848806
  • Opening times 10am–5pm.
  • Seasonal times Except 1st January and 25th & 26th December
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National Coal Mining Museum for England

Pop on a hard hat, a lamp and go an adventure 140 m underground into England’s last deep coalmine. Chat to charismatic former-miners as they tell the tales of their mining careers and the men, women, children, animals and equipment that worked the coal mines for centuries before them. Hear how mining lingo, hardships and dangers shape how we live our lives today.

Visitors can strike up a conversation with the blacksmiths restoring metalwork and creating new works of art then let off steam in the Adventure Playground. Meet the ponies and find out from their keepers what jobs they would have done and what makes them so special. If there is any time left in the day then explore acres of woodland spotting plants and wildlife and see how bright orange mine water is cleaned.

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  • Provides: Free wi-fi