Hope Pit & Hope Store
For some mind-boggling science visit Hope Pit.
Hope Pit is a fully restored colliery complex on the 17 hectare Museum site, totally dedicated to science.
Discover hands-on interactive models, touch screen displays and some very special virtual guides.
Hope Pit is open every day until 4.00pm. Hope Store is fully open during school holidays 1.00pm - 4.00pm (Tuesdays and Thursdays) and for special weekends throughout the year. Please see our events calendar for more details.
From Hope Pit wander down to our settling ponds to see how water pumped out of the mine is filtered to remove impurities, then take a walk around the Nature Trail and see what wildlife you can spot along the way.
If you have always wondered about the buildings up at Hope Pit now is your chance to find out more!
Book our new activity on Thursdays : Hope Pit Explore