The National Coal Mining Museum for England, unveiled as ‘Anchor Point’ on European Route of Industrial Heritage, welcomes the ERIH pre-conference tour.

On Wednesday 1 October, the National Coal Mining Museum for England welcomes the delegates of the European Route of Industrial Heritage (ERIH) conference to the museum during their pre-conference tour. The conference will take in the recently announced ‘anchor points’ of Yorkshire: The National Coal Mining Museum for England, Kelham Island and Elsecar – the principle sites on the new Makers, Miners & Money regional route.

The ERIH tour which will arrive at the National Coal Mining Museum at 2pm, will mark the celebration with a plaque unveiling for the museum as an ‘anchor point’.

There will be an opportunity to photograph Rosemary Preece, Curatorial Director of the museum, unveiling the Anchor Point plaque at the museum with the ERIH UK coordinator at 2pm Wednesday 1 October.

Rosemary Preece, Curatorial Director for National Coal Mining Museum for England comments:

“Being acknowledged as an ‘anchor point’ on the regions industrial heritage is an honour and mark of the hard work the museum and the region has continued to explore in order to establish Yorkshire as a wealth of our rich mining heritage. We welcome the ERIH to the museum and look forward to celebrating this occasion by permanently marking the museum with a plaque.”

One of the key features of the success of ERIH and its ongoing development and growth is the creation within the network of its Regional Routes which tell the fascinating and diverse industrial stories of local areas, communities and regions. The conference will focus on the concept of networks or routes of industrial heritage – how they are founded, managed, funded and marketed.

Kelham Island, Elsecar and The National Coal Mining Museum for England also join Wentworth Woodhouse, Wentworth Castle Gardens and seven other sites in the region that reflect the wealth, power and enterprise of a great industrial age of coal, iron and steel.

 To confirm attendance or for further information please contact Laura Barr at Bonner & Hindley: laura@bonnerandhindley.co.uk; 0113 243 4713 

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