A Light in the Darkness: The Flame Safety Lamp

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A Light in the Darkness: The Flame Safety Lamp

All this week, we're celebrating the recent opening of our brand new, permanent exhibition, A Light in the Darkness. Today we're joined by one of our guides here at the Museum, Steve, who tells us a little more about the flame safety lamp and how it was used underground. Read more

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Heritage Open Days: Caphouse's Screens Room

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This year's Heritage Open Days is upon us, and this year, it's going virtual! Join us as we uncover the history of the screens building here at Caphouse, as well as meeting our Pit Brow Lass, Ada Clough, to find out the role that some women had at a coal mine following the Mines Act in 1842. Read more

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Coal Action: Opencast Mining Communities

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Coal Action: Opencast Mining Communities

Communities from Russia, Colombia and the UK bring together this exhibition of artefacts, photos and poems of how their everyday lives and cultures are disrupted by opencast mining and how they are resisting the destruction of their homes, communities and land. Read more

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Working our Steam Winder

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One of the highlights of our Overground Tour has to be when our miners get the steam winder running for our visitors to see! Read more

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