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Use our Mining Collections to delve into generations of coal-mining stories through objects, images and art. Discover an industy steeped in pride, camaraderie and community. Explore our online collection through the search bar or browse our curated collections below.


Using the Library

The Museum holds a valuable research resource that details England’s coal mining history. The resources are held by the Library and Collections Teams. The Library looks after published material, books and journals in the main and the Collections team look after art, photography, social history ephemera and objects, plus industrial artefacts and machinery.