Chat to charismatic former-miners

As they tell the tales of their mining careers and the men, women, children, animals and equipment that worked the coal mines for centuries before them. Hear how mining lingo, hardships and dangers shape how we live our lives today.

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All visitors to the museum will need to pre-book a slot for you and up to 7 people in your bubble. There is a £2.10 booking charge and they are spaced in 15 minute intervals.

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Drawn from the Pits

From the dark depths of the British mines a group of luminary artists emerged, depicting lives of mining communities in ways that could be compared to the likes of Picasso and Lowry.

Women in the Miners’ Strike

See how the women of the coalfields also played a vital part in making history during this year of struggle.

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