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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Explore 6 galleries and buildings

Find out about the story of coal and how it changed our nation forever. Unearth the stories of life as a coal miner at work and home. See how mining tools and machinery evolved over 200 years.

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Explore the great outdoors

Meet our horse and ponies, let off steam in the adventure playground then wander through acres of woods, with a stream and cascade fed from expansive reed beds and incredible water treatment ponds.

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Book your visit

All visitors to the museum will need to pre-book a slot for you and those in your bubble your visiting with. There is a £2.10 booking charge and they are spaced in 10 minute slots.

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What's on

Wacky Wednesday

Join us every Wednesday on the Virtual Museum to see what adventures Motty the Mole and all of his friends are having.

Santa @ Pit

This Christmas, before Santa goes down your chimney, he is going to the mine!

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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