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Enjoy fabulously free days out throughout half term; get creative with our canary crafts and join us for tours, trails and treats.
Join us for a fun-filled 1950s themed day for all the family...
Enjoy free family crafts, children's activities, storytelling, live music, sports and animals!
Drop into our free storytelling and nursery rhyme sessions on selected Wednesdays throughout the Summer term and join Motty the Mole as you listen to tales of digging in the garden, giant vegetables, beetles, bugs and spiders....
11 February - 12 May
South Yorkshire born Moira Lovell, the daughter of a coal miner, presents a contrast between the past and present. Her series We Still Stand shows South Yorkshire coal miners, former and current, pictured within the landscape at night on the site of their former collieries and picket grounds 25 years after battles were fought and lost.
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.
Discover Wakefield district's most visited attractions and heritage sites, experience the best shopping, plus, plan where to stay, eat, drink and play.
The new Experience Wakefield website offers something for every member of the family!
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...
We’ve highlighted parts of the Museum that are perfect for a visit, whatever the weather!
Plan your day around the sun Plan your day around the rain
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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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