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.
On the 1st day of every month we will be holding a NEW Donation Day where members of the public can come along with objects that they want to donate to the Museum.
Come along to the official opening of our Heroes & Exhibition Exhibition. There's lots to see and do!
Join us for family-friendly activities all Summer and don't forget to make a visit underground !
"Mining the Musical Seam : 'Note' Worthy Heroes" is a series of short performances and mini-workshops which will facilitate the musical exploration of the real and extraordinary stories of the heroes and heroines of coal mining.
Do you organise an Out of School Club and are looking for things to do this summer holiday? We have a jam packed summer of weekly events taking place. Book now!
Book a place on our FREE Family History Workshops and find out more about your ancestry.
This National Play Day join us for a Wacky Wednesday Super Heroes special.
Acclaimed choreographer and performer Gary Clarke hosts an exclusive COAL dance workshop for dance students and graduates - book tickets now!
We are looking for brave 'soles' to conquer the coals for Kirkwood Hospice!
An evening of eclectic entertainment hosted by John Danbury.
WW2 Re-enactment weekend with living history characters.
Join Wakefield poet Matt Abbott in these FREE family friendly workshops.
A live performance of Brassed Off featuring The City of Bradford Brass Band and BDI.
Come join our Land Rover enthusiasts at t'pit.
Join us on Summer Bank Sunday & Monday for our new craft fair!
Come along and see classic cars from members of The North of England Classic and Pre-War Automobiles (NECPWA) Club
As part of Wakefield Lit Fest we are offering your pupils a fantastic opportunity to work with Wakefield-based performance poet Matt Abbott. Matt will inspire pupils to explore poetic techniques and write poems in response to our special exhibition, Heroes and Heroines.
In partnership with Wakefield Lit Fest, join us at the Museum for Lit from the Pit.
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.
Re-discover, explore and share memories of growing up in a pit village. A session for community, special interest and organisational adult groups and those living in care settings.
We have a new display of photographs taken as the last shift finished at Kellingley Colliery and at the march through Knottingley to commemorate the closure. The photographs were taken by freelance photographer Charlotte Graham. You can see this powerful record of the end of deep coal mining in the United Kingdom in the main gallery at the museum.
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.
Join us for ... Christmas Lunches.
Join us for ... Christmas Parties.