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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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What a great day we all had with a great guide and lots of historical knowladge not just for the adults but the children too i would highly recomend this for a great day out.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

What a great day we all had with a great guide and lots of historical knowladge not just for the adults but the children too i would highly recomend this for a great day out.

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We'd been before, but this was the first time our five year old son was able to go underground. He found the underground tour interesting, but some of the tour guide's "jokes" weren't suitable for a child so young. Making a joke about the lift cable breaking, whilst descending in the dark and crowded lift, wasn't a good start. Further... More 

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Thank Trevor E
Canterbury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The underground tour was so good- the ex-miner who hosted us made the one and a half hours below so interesting for all. He really engaged with the tour party and made every effort to fire everyone with enthusiasm, especially the children. Really felt that he'd make a good teacher! Facilities overall excellent- friendly staff and so much to see.

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Thank johnminter
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

attended with our 5 year old - he had a great time. Staff were engaging and informative. Tour was great and authentic. Definitely worth a visit, a train ride and underground tour for 3 of us cost only £13!

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Thank Paul G
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

For reasons I can't explain I haven't been here since I bought my family in the late eighties soon after it opened. So now I was back with my grandchildren and we were all most impressed. Seeing as it's free and only just up the road I'll be coming back to explore the nature trail and stop off for another... More 

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

a must day out to see how the people and kids of that time had to earn a living. great staff and very professional.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Highly recommend!!! The tours down the shaft are brilliant and the guides are even better. Absolutely loved it! I'm from Yorkshire but these guys accents were awesome shout out to the fantastic Jed from Baaaarnsleh. Would do an underground tour again!

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Thank hayleyltfc
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We went in the guided tour and Een our guide was very knowledgeable and very funny. The kids and adults loved it. Highly recommended

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Thank Kirsty B
London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The mining museum is a great day our for adults and kids. It is hard to believe that you have to explain to your 10 year old the importance of coal to this country and the amount of man(and woman) power involved in the coal industry but this provides a great way of doing this. The underground tour was excellent... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We had a brilliant day out here with the kids. Our mine tour guide, Steve, was fantastic and kept the kids interested and engaged throughout the tour. Top marks from us!

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