Your Day at the Museum
As well as the Underground Experience and workshops, there are galleries, exhibitions, original pit buildings and a Nature Trail to explore, which will keep your pupils engaged for the whole day.
We recommend that you allow 1 hour – 1 hour 30mins to explore our buildings and galleries.
This easy-to-follow gallery trail leads pupils on an exploration of the Museum site.
Download the Gallery Trail resource below:
If you are leading an art-focussed visit, you can download this self-guided resource, which has ideas for sketching and drawing around site. We have drawing boards you can borrow and you can book out one of our rooms to use as a base if needed.
Original pit buildings
Our historic Caphouse site dates back to the 1790s and many of the original pit buildings are open for you to explore.Sights, sounds and smells combine to give each original pit building its own unique atmosphere.
Galleries and exhibitions
Our galleries and exhibition spaces show the history of coal mining and get to the heart of mining communities, homes and families.
Talks and Demonstrations
These informal talks are free but do need to be booked in advance. Please indicate on your booking form if you would like to book one.
Visit the stable yard and listen to our horsekeepers tell you about the working lives of pit ponies.
- Available daily at 11.30 and 13.30
- Duration: 15 minutes
Steam winder demonstration
See an original Victorian steam winding engine in action at the Steam Winding Engine House
- Available daily
- Duration: 10 minutes
Contact the team
If you have any questions about planning your visit you can get in touch with the learning team by email: firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone 01924 848806