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.
Join us for a spine-tingling underground adventure, spooky stories, Halloween-themed face-painting and crafts.
In folklore, gnomes have watched over woodlands and mines but, alas, The Caphouse Gnome has gone missing! Can you help us find him?
This Christmas, before Santa goes down your chimney he is going down the mine! Travel 140m underground to join Santa in his unique and atmospheric underground grotto where he will waiting to meet a few select children.
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!
Get all the nitty-gritty details about mining in our monthly Technical Tour.
Join us on an interactive tour lead by volunteers around the Pithead Baths.
Enjoy an interactive exploration of the Hope Pit area of the site with our volunteer team.
Enjoy the shades, sights and sounds of Autumn as we discover shadows of our mining past in a landscape reclaimed by nature in this two hour circular walk from the museum.
Join us this October half term as we celebrate Black History Month and our new exhibition, Digging Deep, where families can have a go at African-inspired crafts, as well as journeying back in time with out Living History characters!
Come and create a spooky shadow puppet show using music, lights and shadow puppets with Big Jam.
Thinking about volunteering? Why not take the opportunity to experience a 'taste' of what volunteering is like here!
Get stuck into STEM with our brand new club! 8-12 year olds are invited to join us on the first Sunday of every month to explore how technology has developed throughout the mining industry.
Come along to one of our Home Educator workshops, experiencing hands-on activities covering topics including History, Science and Art!
Join us at the museum for a festive morning of song, rhyme, stories, crafts, performances and even a surprise visitor or two!
Join us this December as we live stream the Christmas Lectures straight from the Royal Institute!
Join Maurice the Miner and Motty the Mole for our weekly (term time only) activity session for the under 5's.
Visit our resident Blacksmiths at Hope Pit Workshop and find out more about this traditional craft.
Enjoy a delicious 2 or 3 course festive luncheon at the Museum this Christmas.