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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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Amazing adventure

We were so impressed with this place. The exhibition areas are free to enter, only the mine tour... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Bix M
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Really Fantastic / Highly Recommended

My wife & son (22yrs old) and myself visited here while on holiday. It is really superb, and at... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
deesidegranite
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Banchory, 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.
  • Excellent85%
  • Very good12%
  • Average1%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“our tour guide” (183 reviews)
“kebab” (142 reviews)
“nature trail” (134 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"
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"nature trail"
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"under ground"
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"an eye opener"
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"all ages"
in 176 reviews
"my dad"
in 40 reviews
"children and adults"
in 35 reviews
"train ride"
in 46 reviews
"great family day"
in 32 reviews
"school holidays"
in 37 reviews
"play area"
in 60 reviews
"fantastic place"
in 28 reviews
"sense of humour"
in 53 reviews
"free entry"
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"ex miner"
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We were so impressed with this place. The exhibition areas are free to enter, only the mine tour and train were to pay for. Very reasonable rates for both. Our underground tour was fantastic and our tour guide made it funny and interesting. All of...More

Thank Bix M
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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 all enjoyed your visit. We have lots of events planned for the rest of the year, 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

My wife & son (22yrs old) and myself visited here while on holiday. It is really superb, and at only £5 each it is so well priced. The underground tour (with miner from Burnley), was really interesting and fun - the underground tour takes about...More

Thank deesidegranite
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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 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 enjoyed your visit and hope you will come back and see us again soon. Check out...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Had a amazing time down in the mines, our tour guide for the 12pm tour today was amazing and very funny, always like boasting about his Yorkshire accent but it was all in good fun! That’s what you need nowadays, good Customer service and a...More

Thank Liam A
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Maurice M, Booking Officer at National Coal Mining Museum for England, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thank you for your comments, we are pleased you enjoyed your visit and hope you will come back and see us again soon!

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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Had a friend over from Portugal and took her to the mining museum and what a loverly day we had the staff on the underground tour were great a great little gem

Thank Chappp
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Maurice M, Booking Officer at National Coal Mining Museum for England, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thank you for your comment, 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 6 days ago via mobile

Just had my visit with me and the missus and we loved every second , are tour guide Neil was brill very knowledgeable and had a clear passion for what he’s doing would highly recommend 😎

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Maurice M, Booking Officer at National Coal Mining Museum for England, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thank you for your comments, it is always a pleasure to hear from visitors. We have lots of other events on during 2018, please check out our website for more information of 'What's On'.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited the museum today and were aware that we didn’t have much time so unfortunately we didn’t do justice to the large number of interesting-looking exhibitions around the site so we will have to visit again next year to really see everything. However we...More

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Maurice M, Booking Officer at National Coal Mining Museum for England, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thank you for your great comments which I have shared with the rest of the team. It is always a pleasure to hear from visitors. We are pleased you enjoyed your visit and look forward to seeing you again next year. Check out the website...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Another great visit and another great underground tour. Took a friend who had not been before all the guides are great but special mention to Steve Guest for his humour at the last visit and today to. Chris who kept saying he would lift me...More

Thank Shirlpix
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Maurice M, Booking Officer at National Coal Mining Museum for England, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days 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 so pleased you enjoyed your visit and look forward to you coming with more friends in the future....More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Excellent museum, free to enter, charged to have a guided trip down the mine. Our guide was excellent and gave us a brief history of mining methods over the centuries during the tour. I learnt quite a lot and my respect for the miners and...More

Thank Malcolm W
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Maurice M, Booking Officer at National Coal Mining Museum for England, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thank you for your comments, we are pleased you enjoyed your visit. Come back and see us again soon! We have lots of events planned for 2018, check out the website for more information.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place was incredible! So authentic and educational but also fun for the kids. Really recommend taking the trip down the mine. Mind blown. 😊

Thank kateturnercelebrant
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Maurice M, Booking Officer at National Coal Mining Museum for England, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thank you for your comments which I have shared with the rest of the team. We hope you will come back and see us 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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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a great day out for the kids you can go down the mines with your hard hats and a light the museum has some good features and play for the children. Where the car park is if you go to the other end...More

1  Thank christine s
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Maurice M, Booking Officer at National Coal Mining Museum for England, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thank you for your comments, we are pleased you enjoyed your visit. Come back and see us again soon. We have lots of events planned this summer.

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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 tracye212 | Reviewed this property |
Yes, there are plenty of areas to stop and picnic 😊
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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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