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National Coal Mining Museum

National Coal Mining Museum Museum with full event programme and event space to hire

With half the site situated in Kirklees The National Coal Mining Museum for England provides a great day out.

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. To find out if there are any additional events when you would like to visit, visit https://www.ncm.org.uk/whats-on

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My Location

National Coal Mining Museum

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

Telephone: 01924 848 806
Email: info@ncm.org.uk
Website: http://www.ncm.org.uk/

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My Events

Blacksmith Demonstrations / <span itemprop="startDate" content="2019-05-29T00:00:00Z">Wed 29 May</span> to <span  itemprop="endDate" content="2019-06-02T00:00:00Z">Sun 02 Jun 2019</span> <span>(5 days)</span>Blacksmith Demonstrations / Wed 29 May to Sun 02 Jun 2019 (5 days)

Over May half term, drop into the Blacksmith's Forge at Hope Pit Workshop & see the Museum's resident Blacksmiths Jayne & Martin demonstrating their s...

Meet Peggy Thorpe / <span itemprop="startDate" content="2019-05-25T00:00:00Z">Sat 25 May</span> to <span  itemprop="endDate" content="2019-06-02T00:00:00Z">Sun 02 Jun 2019</span> <span>(1 week)</span>Meet Peggy Thorpe / Sat 25 May to Sun 02 Jun 2019 (1 week)

Meet Peggy in our back yard reconstruction and learn about her life as a miner’s wife in the 1940’s and the Bevin Boy who boarded with her.

Horsing Around / <span itemprop="startDate" content="2019-05-27T00:00:00Z">Mon 27</span> to <span  itemprop="endDate" content="2019-05-31T00:00:00Z">Fri 31 May 2019</span> <span>(5 days)</span>Horsing Around / Mon 27 to Fri 31 May 2019 (5 days)

Hoof it to the National Coal Mining Museum in May where our ponies Eric, Ernie and Bud are celebrating Finn’s birthday. Visit the stables and say hell...

My Opportunities

Heritage Volunteer / <span itemprop="startDate" content="2019-02-07T00:00:00Z">Thu 07 Feb 2019</span>Heritage Volunteer / Thu 07 Feb 2019

What will you be doing? Helping to develop and deliver experiences that explore the colliery (above ground) Exploring the site with vis...

Family Programme Volunteer / <span itemprop="startDate" content="2019-02-07T00:00:00Z">Thu 07 Feb 2019</span>Family Programme Volunteer / Thu 07 Feb 2019

What will you be doing? Helping to create an exciting atmosphere for our young visitors Creating activities to help young children and f...

Visitor Welcome Volunteer / <span itemprop="startDate" content="2019-02-07T00:00:00Z">Thu 07 Feb 2019</span>Visitor Welcome Volunteer / Thu 07 Feb 2019

What will you be doing? Welcoming and supporting visitors (including school groups) Making sure Museum spaces look appealing Coll...