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Our wonderful volunteers support the museum in many ways to ensure visitors enjoy great experiences and memorable days out. Through specific and diverse roles and projects our volunteers share and sometimes expand their knowledge and skills. They are a friendly, sociable, enthusiastic and above all, a very welcoming group. Click here to read a recent blog post by Eric, our industrial collections volunteer on why the role is so important to him, and so vital for the museum. There are several opportunities to get involved as a volunteer at the museum. Click here for more information.
We've been shortlisted to go through to the public voting stage of Museums at Night. We've asked for the artist Fred Deakin to come and do something amazing here at the museum, but we need your votes in order to make that happen. Voting opens on 14 Jan, so we'll be asking you to vote for us to "win" Fred very soon. Click here to see what Fred Deakin would like to do.
Don't forget that our Wacky Wednesday activities for under-5s have started!
Every Wednesday throughout October and from 6 November - 18 December, from 10.15am - 11.00am - FREE. Bring your little ones on Wednesday mornings for some free activities!
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There's still time to book for our Pocket Panto this year, Dick Whttington on 19 & 20 December . Click here for full details. Booking is essential and early booking is advisable on 01924 848806.
Yes, Christmas is truly on it's way! Santa is now settled into his magical underground grotto for weekends throughout December. Please note there is limited availability to see Santa, but still some availability on 19 & 20 December. See What's On page for further details. Booking is essential and it is advisable to book as soon as you can. Telephone 01924 848806.
Winter is upon us and we have some great events and activities to warm you up. Choose from our Wacky Wednesdays free activities for under 5s, craft & gift fairs and our latest special exhibition A Bevin Boy in Yorkshire to name but a few. Our Autumn/Winter leaflet is out and you can view it by clicking on the following link:
World War II saw young men conscripted to work in the mines. They were called up from all over the country to replace around 40,000 experienced miners who had joined the armed services.
We are remembering these so called ‘Bevin Boys’ in our autumn exhibition (14 Oct 2013 - 26 Jan 2014) which takes shape around the drawings and experiences of former Bevin Boy, Martin Hill. We would like to include the stories of those who knew Bevin Boys in this area. Contact the education team on 01924 848 806 for more details or email email@example.com
Once a month the Museum is home to a fantastic craft fair, with over 40 stalls selling quality gifts, jewellery and handmade crafts, these mini events are not to be missed.
Get kitted out with your hard hat and battery lamp, then descend 140m underground to discover the harsh realities of coal mining through the centuries....
Discover how this mid-twentieth century publication provided an entertaining link between the coalfields, mineworkers and their families...
Celebrate our 25th birthday with us this autumn and enjoy a unique adventure, whatever the weather - Tweet us to celebrate!... #HappyBirthdayNCMME
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The National Coal Mining Museum for England aims to keep coal mining alive by collecting and preserving the industry’s rich heritage, creating enjoyable and inspiring ways to learn for people of all ages, backgrounds and abilities.
The objective of the museum is to advance the education of the public in the history of mining in England by the provision and maintenance of a museum both underground and on the surface at the former Caphouse Colliery for the demonstration of past and contemporary mining methods and the exhibition of machinery and other items connected with mining and industrial archaeology.
National Coal Mining Museum for England Trust Ltd.
Company Registration Number: 1702426.
Charity Registration Number: 517325.
National Coal Mining Museum for England, Caphouse Colliery, New Road, Overton, Wakefield WF4 4RH
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