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The Museum looks after an amazing and growing photography collection consisting of around 22,000 images and counting! We are looking to find a group of volunteers who can help us delve deeper into the collection and unlock hidden histories. Can you provide an expert eye? Do you know your switch gear form your sylvester? Can you help us make our knowledge of the collection richer?
The Talking Pictures team will work behind the scenes but also take photographs out to the museum galleries to share with our visitors. Click here for more information.
On the left is the most recent addition to the photography collection. It is an NCB photograph showing a team of miners grouped round the face-line, but we have no information about which pit they worked in.
10 February - 11 May 2014
A special exhibition of Anton Want's photographs and conversations with Kellingley Colliery workers in 2011, and portraits by the original '40s Pit Profile series creator H.Andrew Freeth.
Don't forget that our Wacky Wednesday activities for under-5s are running again every Wednesday during term time from 5 March 2014. Sessions will combine storytelling, singing and craft activities.
Every Wednesday throughout term time from 10.15am - 11.00am - FREE. Bring your little ones on Wednesday mornings for some great fun.
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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 a walk through our lovely nature trail to name but a few. What will you discover?
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...
Enjoy a unique adventure, whatever the weather. Underground, indoor or outdoor - there's plenty for everyone to see and do.
The Museum has a number of diverse volunteer roles for both skilled and enthusiastic individuals - view our latest vacancies.
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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.
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Charity Registration Number: 517325.
National Coal Mining Museum for England, Caphouse Colliery, New Road, Overton, Wakefield WF4 4RH
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