What's On

Heroes & Heroines Exhibition

Explore the real lives of people who went beyond the call of duty and add your own heroes and heroines to the Museum's archives.

Wacky Wednesdays

Join us for free every Wednesday in term time with your under 5s from 10:15am - 11:00am for singing, story telling and craft activities.

Mini Miner Mondays

Book one of our Mini Miner Monday sessions and bring your group of pre-schoolers to the National Coal Mining Museum and participate in storytelling, rhymes and songs as we move around the galleries.

Family History Workshops

Curious to learn more about your family heritage? Book a place on our FREE Family History Workshops and find out more about your ancestry.

The End of an Era: Big K 1965-2015

A new display of photographs taken as the last shift finished at Kellingley Colliery, the last working mine in the UK to close in 2015.

Wakefield Lit Fest: The Thin Seam

A new lyrical song by Ali Bullivent, commissioned by the National Coal Mining Museum for England, based on the work of prolific writer of coal mining stories Sid Chaplin. Performed at Westgate Unitarian Chapel.

Lantern Trail

One mile enchanted walk for the whole family with spectacular firework finale. In aid of Forget Me Not Children's Hospice.

Coalshed Poets

Want to improve your creativity skills, or meet like-minded poetry fans?Join Coal shed poets, a regular event for people who would like to develop skills in performance poetry.

Santa Underground

Visit Santa in his underground grotto & get your Christmas off to a magical start.

Christmas Lunches

It's never too early to book! Join us for delicious, locally sourced Christmas Lunches.

Christmas Parties

Why not get ahead and book us as your Xmas Party destination with a difference. Join us for a truly memorable Xmas Party location!

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