Secondary Schools

Due to coronavirus, we will be making changes to our learning offer, please contact us at to discuss your requirements and find out what we can do for you.

The Museum offers inspiring hands-on learning activities for KS3, KS4 and KS5 pupils.

In addition to the Underground Experience, we offer workshops in these key subject areas:

  • History - the Industrial Revolution and child labour, local history
  • Science/Environmental Science - minewater treatment plant and reed beds
  • Art - industrial landscapes, drawing underground, artist-led workshops
  • Leisure and Tourism – tailored talks and presentations

If you do not wish to book a workshop, we have a range of on-site trails and activities to help you explore our inspiring original pit buildings, interactive galleries, exhibitions and Nature Trail.

Charges apply for the Underground Tour and Workshops.

To support and enrich learning in the classroom before and after your visit, browse our fantastic learning resources, including loans boxes, factsheets, images and videos.

Click on the links below to find out more or if you need any help deciding how to spend your day, contact the learning team by or by telephone: 01924 848806.

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