See How They Run with British Science Week at National Coal Mining Museum for England.

See How They Run with British Science Week at National Coal Mining Museum for England.

See How They Run as the National Coal Mining Museum for England celebrates British Science and Engineering week with a packed schedule of demonstrations and activities exploring the science behind mining on 21 – 22 March 2015.

Families can come along and see the giant coal mining machines in action, above and below the surface. The Dosco Roadheader, Electric Winder and Eimco Rocker Shovel will be working hard for all to see while some of the museum’s favourite living history characters will be joining in the fun and bringing history to life.

Head deep beneath the surface for an extra special underground tour led by real miners with real experiences to share. When it’s time to return to ground level, visitors can see big machine demonstrations, take part in experiments throughout the day and even get the chance to design their own magnificent mining machine.

As well as a packed schedule of activities inside the museum, visitors can head outdoors to explore the nature trail and watch demonstrations with the museum’s very own resident Pit Ponies Eric, Ernie and the Clydesdale Finn. Discovery trails around the museum ground will also give families the chance learn about 12 of the most influential inventors and engineers in history.

A celebration of science, technology, engineering and maths, British Science Week takes place every year with the aim of broadening people’s knowledge and involvement in science with fascinating, entertaining and engaging events across the UK for people of all ages. This year’s 10-day celebration will take place 13 - 22 March 2015.

The National Coal Mining Museum for England will also be holding a number of Easter events from 30 March – 10 April 2105. Families can make their holidays memorable with FREE art and craft sessions every weekday 1pm - 4pm before continuing the adventure around the museum galleries where Yvette Vanson’s immersive exhibition Miners can be found. The special exhibition The Pit at the End of the Road by Michael Milner offers a nostalgic insight into Milner’s personal recollections and will also be open until 2 May 2015.

Finish off your eventful day with a well-earned slice of cake in the brand new Asparagus Green café open 10am – 4.30pm every day.

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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