Our galleries and authentic colliery buildings will transport you to another era:
- See the tools of the trade up-close in our Technology Gallery, where you can discover how scientific innovation helped miners overcome many challenges.
- Journey back to the Victorian era when 5 year olds once worked underground.
- Head to the Pithead Baths to find out how miners would start and end their days at the pit.
- Get to know the people, communities and traditions at the very heart of the mining industry in the Mining Lives gallery.
- Investigate the mechanical workings of the pit through interactive models, touch screen displays, and the giant machinery used to keep everything moving.
- Strike up a conversation with our blacksmiths as they restore metalwork and create art you can buy.