Plan your day around the rain
Plan your visit- come rain or shine
Enjoy your fabulously fun packed day with us whatever the weather, discover all of our fantastic galleries, exhibitions and more…
- Underground Tours and Furnace Shaft
- Interactive displays and activities at Hope Pit and Hope Store
- Meet the Ponies
- Enjoy a stroll around the Nature Trail
- Explore our Galleries and Original Colliery Buildings
- Shop, Cafe and Picnic Area
- 'Little Diggers' under 5s soft play
- Visit our Special Exhibitions
- Visit our Museum Library
Hope Pit and Hope Store
Take a trip to Hope Pit where you can try your hand at lots of interactive displays and find out about the really big mining machines! Read more.
Under 5's Soft Play
Little ones will love our new Little Diggers under 5’s play area and it’s brilliant allotment themed games. Read more.
Eat, Drink & Shop
Pick up a souvenir in the Shop and take a ‘pit stop’ in the Café – you must try one of our cupcakes, they’re delicious! Read more.
Don’t forget to book your underground tour at reception on the day or call ahead of your visit for group enquiries – last tour is at 2.30pm. Read more.
The huge shaft is now covered by a special, 3m wide toughened glass cover, set in the floor of the lamproom... will you peep from the edge - or stride boldly to the middle to experience being suspended above a 140m deep black hole? The choice is yours! - Ask at reception on the day for detail. Read more.
Galleries and Original Colliery Buildings
Marvel at the original pithead and see our 1876 steam winder. Plus visit the pithead baths to see where the miners cleaned up at the end of a shift! Read more.
Enjoy lively stories and fascinating facts from some colorful characters from mining history! - Available on specific dates only, call ahead of your visit or ask at reception on the day for details.
Art & Craft Sessions
Join the team at the Learning Curve for some creative fun - Available on specific dates across half-term only, call ahead of your visit or ask at reception on the day for details.