Galleries and Buildings

The Museum is home to original colliery buildings, some of which are over 130 years old. Marvel at the original pithead and see our 1876 steam winder. Visit the pithead baths to see where the miners cleaned up at the end of a shift and see how injuries were treated in the medical centre.

The Coal Interface Gallery allows you to see how machinery was used to hew the coal. Visit Mining Lives to find out more about a miner's home and leisure life.

The Museum holds one major Special Exhibition a year, and one Guest Exhibition each focusing on a different aspect of mining heritage.

Find out about our Current Special Exhibition.

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