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National Coal Mining Museum for England

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Address: Caphouse Colliery New Road, Overton, Wakefield WF4 4RH, England (Formerly National Coal Mining Museum)
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+44 1924 848806
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10:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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The National Coal Mining Museum for England is a unique place where the...

The National Coal Mining Museum for England is a unique place where the history of mining over several centuries is preserved both above and below ground. Meet a miner and descend 140m underground on a unique mine tour.

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This was my first visit and we opted for the underground coal face visit which cost thre pounds and you recieved a memento of a disk that miners used to own for their lamps etc... read more

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This was my first visit and we opted for the underground coal face visit which cost thre pounds and you recieved a memento of a disk that miners used to own for their lamps etc , you can get your money refunded by redeeming the disc afterwards otherwise it is regarded as a donation . The site was very clean... More 

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Rotherham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We had a spare 3/4 hours, so my partner and I decided to call at the Museum. Not sure what we expected, but it was a really interesting visited. 'old miners' were on hand to show you how the old lathes and machinery were used. They answered all questions thrown at them and it was just nice to listen to... More 

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Wakefield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

A really great trip down the mine. Our guide, an ex miner called Steve, was extremely knowledgeable and knew how to really engage the group. Our small group (6) included a couple of girls about 16 years of age up to my friend who was 88. Steve was full of really interesting facts, very witty and brought the history of... More 

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York, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Great day out, lots to read and lots of mining relics telling the story of past and present. The underground tour was the highlight, guide Ian Steel was brilliant, in his traditional Yorkshire accent he led us around the pit telling us stories on how coal was mined, making us laugh and assuring our safety all the way.. Go have... More 

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York, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited here with my husband as a last minute plan but wish we had more time round the attraction. Often put off coming as thought it was more for children but was completely wrong. So much interesting things to read, see and experience. The underground tour is amazing but would advise its not for people who hate crowded and small... More 

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Normanton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I have been here a few times over my life and now I am in Australia I really miss things like this. Firstly, it is free entry, which is great for those on a budget. The tours are interesting and captivating and really gives you a feel for what it was like working in the mines. There is also a... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

What a great decision to visit this free museum. The attraction of an underground tour down a pit was too much to resist. If you have ever wondered what is was like to be a miner from the beginning of the industry until recent times then you have to do this museum. Do not be put off as you are... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Well........a wonderful incite to mining. Visited on 14/03/2017. Free entry and parking but a request for a £3 donation per person for the Underground Tour. I can well recommend a visit.

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Thank Mick54
Leeds
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a really interesting place to visit for all age groups. Start off above ground with a view of all the historical displays. Next hand in anything that could cause ignition such as a mobile phone, then get fitted out with your helmet & light before heading underground for a tour of the mine to see the horrendous conditions... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a must go to place. You learn a lot about coalmines. How hard there life must of been. Poor horses/donkeys that had to work down there too. Very interesting and great to go down in lift to see it.

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