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Grafters: Industrial Society in Image and Word

From 13th May through to 1st September 2019, the National Coal Mining is thrilled to be the new home of Ian Beesley’s ‘Grafters: Industrial Society in Image and Word’, an exhibit that explores scenes of industrial life in 19th, 20th and 21st century Britain.

Seaside @ Pit

Up at Hope Pit, travel back in time to the 1960s to see how miners spent their summer holidays!

Digging Deep: Miners of African Caribbean Heritage

In the first ever exhibition looking at the role of immigrants in the coal industry, Digging Deep: Miners of African Caribbean Heritage explores black miners' migration memories adjusting to life in the UK.

Memories of Mining

In this exciting exhibition, explore the world of mines and mining through a series of linocut prints created by John Scott Martin.

Pithead Bath Explore

Join us on an interactive tour lead by volunteers around the Pithead Baths.

Hope Pit Explore

Enjoy an interactive exploration of the Hope Pit area of the site with our volunteer team.

Walk, Talk and Experiment

Join us for a 15 minute family friendly walk from the Power House to the Bird Hide talking about how the museum turns bright orange mine water into water clean enough to release back into the local river.

Heritage Crafts Experiences

Young people aged 14-19 (or up to 25 with SEND) are invited to discover more about heritage by taking part in exclusive blacksmithing workshops!

Bus Rally and Running Day

Take a look at a wide variety of restored and vintage display buses and enjoy FREE bus rides.

Volunteer Open Day

Join us on Thursday 19th September anytime from 10am - 2pm to find out how you could join our talented volunteer team here at the National Coal Mining Museum!

Halloween @ Pit

Join us on a spooky adventure in the pit where it's your job to help solve a mining mystery, make spooky crafts and hear spine-tingling stories in the Victorian Gallery.

Wacky Wednesdays

Join Maurice the Miner and Motty the Mole for our weekly (term time only) activity session for the under 5's.

Blacksmiths Demos

Visit our resident Blacksmiths at Hope Pit Workshop and find out more about this traditional craft.

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