The Caphouse Colliery Coal Race is a traditional coal-carrying race for men, women and children. The Museum is inviting local people to come along on Saturday 27th May, take part and show their strength and stamina! Read more
The National Coal Mining Museum for England is hosting a free book launch event for ‘Yorkshire Collieries 1947-1994’ with the book’s author former Undermanager, Eddie Downes, along with former ex-Colliery Overman,Tony Banks.
This Easter weekend, the National Coal Mining Museum for England will be hosting a specially commissioned promenade theatre production by Theatre Royal Wakefield’s youth group In on the Act from Good Friday 14 to Easter Monday 17 April. Read more
This Easter, the National Coal Mining Museum for England will be teaming up with Theatre Royal Wakefield’s In On The Act group, to perform an emotive dramatisation of the nationalisation of the coal industry, seen through the lives of the Bevin Boys. Read more
With February half term fast approaching, the National Coal Mining Museum for England announces a packed programme of activities from 11 February to 26 February, suitable for the whole family to muck in. Read more
The National Coal Mining Museum for England is running an event in partnership with the Parish of Middlestown with Netherton as part of the project ‘A Parish At War’. The Museum’s event ‘Lest we forget’ invites the public to consider the impact of World War I (WW I) on communities in Yorkshire. Join local history experts from 10 am – 4:15 pm on Saturday 11 February 2017 for a day of sharing stories. Read more
In the run up to the National Coal Mining Museum for England’s new exhibition set to open on 3 April 2017, the Museum is hosting three events on 24 January, 28 February and 21 March, inviting local communities to join in an afternoon of reminiscing and sharing stories and experiences of their mining heritage, to be included in the forthcoming exhibition ‘By the People, For the People’. Read more