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We are thrilled that we have been short listed as a finalist in Welcome to Yorkshire's White Rose Awards for large visitor attraction of the year. Fingers crossed - results announced in the autumn so we'll keep you posted!
Do you love our ponies, exhibitions, tours, events and galleries as much as we do? Do you enjoy our living history characters, shop, café and craft activities? Do you think our nature trail, furnace shaft and underground tours are magnificent? Show your support and vote for us as Yorkshire's 'Most Magnificent' Attraction! Vote here
If you fancy volunteering but may not be able to commit long term, we have some opportunities this summer that might just be up your street. Read our latest blog from Bethany, our first Visitor Experience volunteer here
Celebrating the Tour de France and part of the Yorkshire Festival 2014, Kidology Arts present Aria of Canaries, a sound and art installation inspired by canaries and their impact on Yorkshire life. Click here for further details.
Our family friendly summer exhibition is now open!. Courage, Camaraderie & Community celebrates and remembers coal mining and its communities. As part of the exhibition local heritage groups will profile their own community led projects that commemorate an aspect of mining heritage. See which project we've got in this week here. The Barnsley U3A creative writing team have extended an invitation to all aspiring poets to contribute to their display. Click here for more information.
Don't forget that our Wacky Wednesday activities for under-5s are running again every Wednesday during term time from 10 Sept - 22 Oct and then throughout term times 2014-2015. 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.
click here for details
Summer is upon us and we have some great events and activities to keep you busy. 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. The adventure starts here...
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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