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National Coal Mining Museum for England

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NOT TO BE MISSED!!!

I took my 2 children (12 & 8) here to show them what their Grandpa did back in the day. The guides... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
999chewy1975
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South Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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Great morning out

Good parking, great underground tour with an excellent guide. We could easily have spent longer... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
LibbyWrig
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Horbury, United Kingdom
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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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Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
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Caphouse Colliery New Road | Caphouse Colliery, Overton, Wakefield WF4 4RH, England
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+44 1924 848806
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I took my 2 children (12 & 8) here to show them what their Grandpa did back in the day. The guides, being ex-miners, offered a first hand account of just how dangerous mining was and the horrendous conditions entire family’s worked in. That being...More

Thank 999chewy1975
Reviewed 2 days ago

Good parking, great underground tour with an excellent guide. We could easily have spent longer there if the weather had been kinder.

Thank LibbyWrig
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

If you’re visiting then you have to go down the mine! The guides are wonderful and have lots of first hand knowledge and experiences to share, they also make it entertaining for the kids - who could easily get bored!

Thank Amy7688
Reviewed 2 days ago

Been a few times before . But this summer they have changed things . For the better . They charge £5 for parking (anything ) . And everything else is free you can ride on the pit train they have put in a large sand...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

I visited the National Mining Museum with my partner. What an interesting place. So much to see and do. The staff were really helpful and the information we received on arrival was very useful. Many thanks to Mick who took us on our underground tour....More

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Reviewed 5 days ago

This was a day out with my 35 year old son, we spent 2 hours wandering around the site above ground at our leisure. We went on the underground tour with a little apprehension. My son went down 149 meters, I went down 500 feet...More

Thank Denis T
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a well laid out museum with lots to do. We were fully occupied the whole day. The underground tour is well worth doing. It lasted about an hour and a half and takes you through the history of coal mining. There were several...More

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Maurice M, Booking Officer at National Coal Mining Museum for England, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your great comments, we are pleased you enjoyed your day at the museum. We have lots of events planned for this year, including Halloween and Santa Underground at Christmas. Check out our website for regular updates of 'What's On'. Come back and...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

A very good place for a family day out. I have two young children and they enjoyed all of the interactive things to do as well as a special event that was being held. Very well priced in terms of food and plenty of facilities...More

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Maurice M, Booking Officer at National Coal Mining Museum for England, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your comments, we are pleased to hear you all enjoyed your visit. We have lots of events planned this year, including Halloween and Santa Underground, check out the website for regular updates of 'What's On'. Come back and visit us again soon!

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We’ve had a brilliant day here, plenty to do - the kids were entertained all day! The underground tour was brilliant. Steve, our tour guide, was very knowledgeable and clearly passionate about mining and it’s origins. We all learnt lots! Lovely park, train ride, exhibitions...More

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Maurice M, Booking Officer at National Coal Mining Museum for England, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your comments, it is always a pleasure to hear from visitors. We are so pleased you enjoyed your visit and hope you will all come back again soon! We have lots of events planned this year, including Halloween and Santa Underground at...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

To be honest, I wasn't expecting anything too exciting, but I was soon proved wrong. The museum was good, but when we went on the underground tour with our guide Mick, it was brilliant. When you look down the shaft 140m to the bottom, you...More

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Maurice M, Booking Officer at National Coal Mining Museum for England, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your great comments, I have shared them with the rest of the team. It is always a pleasure to hear from visitors. We are pleased you all enjoyed your visit and hope you will come back and see us again soon. We...More

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Oliver141
17 August 2018|
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Response from Avril G | Reviewed this property |
Hi there you pay £5 each for the underground tour, but you get a miners chip, which were always carried by knees as a safety guide. At the end of the tour you can give them back and get your money back. You can park all... More
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GailHaggerty
16 July 2018|
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Response from sheepygold | Reviewed this property |
The tour is advertised as about an hour but you need to allow an hour and 45 minutes. I would suggest a minimum of 4 hours including the tour.
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Jane R
11 July 2018|
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Response from francisedwards | Reviewed this property |
There is an area outside with play area for kids
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