Make your Easter memorable with family activities above and below the surface at National Coal Mining Museum for England.

Make your Easter memorable with family activities above and below the surface at National Coal Mining Museum for England.

Make your Easter memorable with a whole host of family activities at the National Coal Mining for England from 30 March – 10 April. From underground adventures to a world of outdoor exploration there’s something for everyone this Easter.

The National Coal Mining Museum for England has put together a jam-packed schedule of activities for the whole family this Easter. Take a stroll through the stunning Nature Trail; full of an assortment of trees, plants and wildlife before putting your creativity to the test with FREE arts and crafts sessions every weekday 1pm-4pm.

For those visitors who want to delve a little deeper, get to grips with mining on one of the unique underground tours and discover what life was like as a real miner – 140m beneath the surface! When it’s time to return to ground level, the new Asparagus Green cafe will be offering a delicious selection of hot & cold snacks to satisfy those appetites after a busy day at the museum.    

Visitors can discover their artistic side at one of our Craft & Gift Fairs, happening 14 March, 6 April and 25 May. Bring along your friends and family to explore over 40 stalls worth of gifts that are all of the highest quality. Alternatively if you fancy something a bit more quirky, the Antique and Vintage Fair is also taking place 22 March 2015.

Michael Milner’s exhibition, The Pit at the End of the Road is in residence at the museum until 2 May 2015. Suitable for all ages; the artist portrays his own personal memories of the mining industry through a nostalgic collection of portraits. Accompanied by a unique soundscape to reignite your own mining memories, children can also get involved by having a go at some rag rugging.

The immersive exhibition, Miners by award-winning artist, Yvette Vanson is on display at the museum until 26 April 2015 as a tribute to the 30th anniversary of the Great Strike of 1984-5. The exhibition celebrates the global and cultural community of the mining industry through a series of portraits, as well as exploring the social and political issues surrounding the strike.

For information about the Museum and Spring events, visit www.ncm.org.uk or call 01924 848806.

For press information, images and interview requests please contact Laura Barr at Bonner & Hindley: laura@bonnerandhindley.co.uk; 0113 243 4713

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