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National Coal Mining Museum

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Attraction Information

Go on an adventure 140m underground at the National Coal Mining Museum. It’ll give the family a chance to see a century old tradition usually hidden to the public - for free!

Pop on a hard hat and take a trip through their exhibits which explore how miners lived way back in the Victorian era right on up to modern day. You can follow in their tracks and descend 140 metres on an underground tour led by ex-miners to see exactly how coal was extracted.

There’s plenty more to try over 45 acres with a nature trail, a train ride to Hope Pit and lots of special craft events for kids throughout the year. Plus, all new in 2017: an adventure playground! It’s packed with sliding, climbing, diggers and all sorts of active fun for your little fidgets to blow off steam. There’s even a spot for under 5s to play in peace.

  • Discover the tales of the mining community
  • Take a tour 140m underground
  • A brand new adventure playground

Opening hours

Monday to Sunday 10:00 - 17:00
Closed 24th - 26th December & 1st January



Caphouse Colliery, New Road in Overton,
West Yorkshire,
WF4 4RH,

Phone number

01924 848806


Free admission


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