Underground Tours

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…

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All Weather Adventure

Come rain or shine, turn your day out into a unique adventure at NCMME! Whether it's 140m beneath the surface or exploring the galleries above ground, you’ll never be stuck for ideas!

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For Families, For everyone

The Museum is family-friendly, and aims to provide an enjoyable and informative experience for everyone. You can always be sure of a warm Yorkshire welcome.

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What's on…

May Half Term

Delve into the history of a working colliery at the National Coal Mining Museum! Travel back in time and discover the secrets of Peggy Thorpe, a 1940s miner’s wife, explore your creative side with our pony-themed paper crafting (weekdays only), experience the underground mine and even head outside for some fresh air in the adventure playground.

WW2 Re-Enactment Weekend

See what it would have been like to have lived in the 1940's in our WW2 Re-enactment Weekend. Free to attend.

Blacksmiths Demos

Visit our resident Blacksmiths at Hope Pit Workshop and find out more about this traditional craft.

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Meet us at the coalface…