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National Coal Mining Museum

5 star Rating 5/5 (1 review)

Wakefield, West Yorkshire, England

  • Kids holding rocks at National Coal Mining Museum in Wakefield
  • Kids exploring National Coal Mining Museum in Wakefield
  • Family at National Coal Mining Museum in Wakefield

Attraction Information

  • Museums and Art Galleries icon Museums and Art Galleries
  • Caves and Mines icon Caves and Mines

Suitable for ages: Babies and Toddlers (0-3), Young Children (4-8) and Older Children (9-12)

Venue type: Indoor, Outdoor

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


  • Restaurant Onsite Restaurant Onsite
  • Wheelchair Friendly Wheelchair Friendly
  • Baby Changing Available Baby Changing Available
  • Disabled Toilets Available Disabled Toilets Available
  • Toilets Available Toilets Available
  • Parking Available On-site Parking Available On-site
  • Pushchair Friendly Pushchair Friendly

Getting There and Contact Information


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


Click here to visit National Coal Mining Museum's website
01924 848806

Standard Opening Times and Pricing

Opening hours

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


Free admission


Great day out

5 star Rating 5 / 5

Written by Kev25v6 . 09.11.18

Took the kids here for the day and they loved it. Neil the tour guide ex miner was brilliant. You find out about the life of the miners not just about how the mine works. Very friendly staff, plenty of parking, easy to get to and a decent cafe. The outdoor play area keeps the kids entertained for ages too. Well worth a second visit.

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