PRESS RELEASE: National Coal Mining Museum gets funding to tell the story of Sir Humphry Davy in a brand new exhibition.

The National Coal Mining Museum has been awarded a £81,987 grant from AIM Biffa Award to create a brand new ‘Illumination Gallery’ which will open in Summer 2020. The new gallery will draw on the fund’s theme ‘History Makers - People Who Shaped Our World’ and talk about the contributions made by Sir Humphry Davy to the flame-safety lamp which is recognised for saving countless lives in mining. Read more

What do Babycham, Star Wars and Madonna have in common?

The National Coal Mining Museum will on Saturday 6 April 2019 be cracking open a brand new, free permanent exhibition in time for the Easter holidays. The Mining Lives gallery will look at the lives of miners at work and at leisure as well as how the mining industry has influenced everyday life. Read more

Celebrating the 'Musicians in Museums' Programme

The National Coal Mining Museum for England is one of three Museums to have hosted a year-long residency for two folk musicians as part of the English Folk Dance and Song Society’s ‘Musicians in Museums’ programme. The Museum is celebrating the musicians’ year of achievements with a special underground performance at Caphouse Colliery for invited guests. Read more

Visit the last deep coalmine in England this half term

A unique events and exhibitions programme is on offer for visitors to the National Coal Mining Museum in Wakefield this February Half Term and beyond. There’s lots to see and do for families and for anyone with an interest in learning more about England’s industrial heritage. Read more

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