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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Digitised Coal Magazine

Discover how this mid-twentieth century publication provided an entertaining link between the coalfields, mineworkers and their families…

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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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Volunteer

The Museum has a number of diverse volunteer roles for both skilled and enthusiastic individuals - view our latest vacancies and help us to ‘Keep the History of Coal Mining Alive’.

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What's on…

Big Big Camera Exhibition

Meet Saddleworth photographer Ian Beesley and his big camera on loan from Gallery Oldham.

Half Term @ Pit

This Half Term learn about the history of coalmining and get hands-on with our activities with a mining twist! Plus it's all FREE!

British Science Week @ Pit

Take part in the UK’s biggest celebration of science. The National Coal Mining Museum presents a series of events celebrating stories of science and engineering with a mining twist!

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Meet us at the coalface…