Self-led Surface Visit (with Underground Tour)
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Self-led Surface Visit (with Underground Tour)

£150 (inc. VAT) per 30 student class
Underground Tour
Additional Children
£200 for two classes of 30 students. £6 per head for additional students.

National Coal Mining Museum for England tells the story of the coal mining industry and the communities that grew up around it.

Explore the Museum in your own time, use our online downloadable resources and interactive map to support your visit. Our self-led visits include a Underground Tour with a charismatic former miner.

Beyond the Underground Tour, there are so many things to see and do in our galleries and heritage buildings that will keep your pupils focussed, excite their curiosity and fuel learning across the curriculum. There’s also the chance to visit our Pony Discovery Centre where you’ll discover the vital role that ponies and horses played across England’s coalfields for many centuries.

Lunch space is included for self-guided visits, however, capacity is limited. Outdoor picnic tables are available.

If you’ve got time towards the end of your visit, explore our Nature Trail and let off steam in our Adventure Playground.


From June 2024, our schools bookings prices have had a slight increase, the first in three years. We have scrapped booking fees and introduced a streamlined price package which includes facilitators, learning resources and lunch rooms (if required) for 30 students. Additional students will incur a cost per child. Any bookings made prior to this point will be honoured at the original price.