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We answer enquiries about England’s coal mining history from all over the world. Your enquiry might be answered by our library team or one of our curators, often both; a large number of our staff have also been employed in the mining industry and often assist, having worked at ‘the coal face’.


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The Museum is open every day of the year except Christmas Day and New Year’s Day, with highlights of the collection always on public display. If you’re visiting us for general research, to find specific information or access off-display collections we always advise that you contact us before planning a visit, particularly if travelling long distances, to avoid disappointment.


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