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National Coal Mining Museum for England

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Caphouse Colliery New Road | Caphouse Colliery, Overton, Wakefield WF4 4RH, England
+44 1924 848806
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Great family day out

We only found out about this museum recently, despite living not too far away. Just wish we knew... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
ecclefecchan
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England
Great day out

A great day out for all ages, lots of interesting things to see and learn about. Great playground... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
stevie1980
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Bradford
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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.
  • Excellent85%
  • Very good12%
  • Average1%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“our tour guide” (174 reviews)
“kebab” (139 reviews)
“nature trail” (128 reviews)
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Hours Today: 10:00 - 17:00
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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"our tour guide"
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"kebab"
in 139 reviews
"nature trail"
in 128 reviews
"under ground"
in 38 reviews
"all ages"
in 167 reviews
"my dad"
in 39 reviews
"children and adults"
in 32 reviews
"train ride"
in 43 reviews
"great family day"
in 29 reviews
"school holidays"
in 36 reviews
"well worth the visit"
in 30 reviews
"fantastic place"
in 27 reviews
"play area"
in 54 reviews
"sense of humour"
in 49 reviews
"free entry"
in 47 reviews
"ex miner"
in 239 reviews
"pit ponies"
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Reviewed 4 days ago

We only found out about this museum recently, despite living not too far away. Just wish we knew about it before! It is brilliant for the whole family and there is more than enough for a whole day's visit. The trip down the mine is...More

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Maurice M, Booking Officer at National Coal Mining Museum for England, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you for your comments, we are pleased you enjoyed your visit. We have lots of events planned for 2018, check out the website for regular updates of 'What's On'. Come back and see us again soon!

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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

A great day out for all ages, lots of interesting things to see and learn about. Great playground for the younger children. The underground tour was brilliant and the guide Alex had lots of knowledge and kept three children entertained throughout. Worth a visit.

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Maurice M, Booking Officer at National Coal Mining Museum for England, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you for your comments, we are pleased you enjoyed your visit and hope to see you again soon.

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Reviewed 4 days ago

I saw a real life mine, we had chance to go down in the lift and to see what it was like to work in a mine many years ago. Can be cold and dark When you get down but very good!!

Thank Damian W
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Maurice M, Booking Officer at National Coal Mining Museum for England, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you for your comments, we hope you enjoyed your visit. We have lots of events planned for 2018, check out the website for regular updates of 'What's On'. Come back and see us again soon.

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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Had a great day out here with the family. Car parking is free. They do ask for a donation for parking if you want to. Paid £4 each for the trip down the mine. Had to wait a few hours but it was the school...More

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Maurice M, Booking Officer at National Coal Mining Museum for England, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you for your comments, we are pleased you enjoyed your visit and look forward to seeing you again in the near future. We have lots of events planned for 2018, check out the website for regular updates of 'What's On'.

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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

I visited with my 2 1/2 year old granddaughter and I had told her we were going on a train ride but it wasn't running and she is too young for the mine tour. This is were some users of trip advisor give a 1...More

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Maurice M, Booking Officer at National Coal Mining Museum for England, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thank you for your comments, we are pleased you were found an alternative attraction for your little granddaughter - we aim to please. We have lots of events planned for little ones throughout 2018, check on the website for regular updates of 'What's On'. Come...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Had a fab day here. Spent the morning inside looking at the exhibition and playing in the soft play. Had lunch by the play area which is amazing!! Then followed the nature trail before a cuppa in the cafe! Took my daughter who is only...More

Thank SarahDarren G
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Maurice M, Booking Officer at National Coal Mining Museum for England, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you for your comments, we hope you enjoyed your visit and look forward to seeing you again in the future. We have lots of events planned for 2018 - including events for Under 5's. Check out the website for regular updates of 'What's On'.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Fascinating day out, makes you realise the horrendous contions the miners experienced for us to be able to heat our houses. Great talk by our guide Kebab, and he really made it fun for the kids. The cost for this tour was only £4.00, best...More

Thank Kez H
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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 you enjoyed your visit and hope you will come back and see us again soon. Check out the website for regular updates of 'What's On'.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What a fantastic museum. Very informative and the staff extremely friendly, passionate and helpful. The cafe was lovely too and there's plenty of areas to have a picnic. Paying £4 to go down the mine is well worth the money and is a must. I...More

Thank ames_1239
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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 commnets, it is always a pleasure to hear from visitors. Great to hear you enjoyed your visit. Check out the website for regular updates of 'What's On' in 2018. Come back and see us again soon.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great 5 hours exploring and listening to some very passionate people talking about life in the coal industry. This isn’t a tourist attraction- it’s part of our history. Our tour guide down the pit was BJ - an amazing bloke with stories to tell. Sometimes...More

Thank Mark B
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Maurice M, Bookings Officer at National Coal Mining Museum for England, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your comments, its great to know you enjoyed your visit. We have lots of events planned for 2018, check out the website for more information. We hope you will come back and see us again soon!

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Came here today with our Grandson (11) as part of his birthday treat. What a fab day we all had! A fantastic underground tour, hosted by Ian Steele our tour guide who was most informative and very funny, made everyone feel at ease. There is...More

Thank Jude H
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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 you enjoyed your visit and look forward to seeing you again soon. We have lots of events planned for 2018, check out the website for regular updates of 'What's On'.

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gle215
2 December 2017|
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Response from gazy345 | Reviewed this property |
There is only a lift down to the bottom of the pit...just as it was when it was a working mine.
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Selinamad82
3 October 2017|
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Response from Maurice M | Property representative |
Hi yes you do - it's quite chilly underground and you're down there for about 1 hour 20 minutes.
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Martin B
22 June 2017|
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Response from Maurice M | Property representative |
Hi dogs are welcome around the site & nature trail but not inside or underground. Enjoy!
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