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Dig deep into the history of coal mining at Caphouse, a colliery which has witnessed over two hundred years of coal production. 

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. 
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