Ghosts and Coal Mining

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One of the common questions our guides get asked by visitors is 'have you ever seen a ghost?' While the answers vary depending on who you're speaking to, almost all of them will have a story to tell! Read more

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Voices in the Coalshed: 'The Best Thing Since'

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A huge thank you to everybody who contributed to September's Voices in the Coalshed activity, where, inspired by our new exhibition 'A Light in the Darkness', Dave asked you to think of the best invention ever and why. Read more

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Heritage Open Days: Our Line Shaft

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Inside our workshop here at the National Coal Mining Museum is our very own line shaft - a power-driven, rotating shaft that was used for power transmission from the 19th-early 20th century. Steve joins us today to give us a rare glimpse of the line shaft in action! Read more

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