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.

Donation Days

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.

Summer Holidays

Join us for family-friendly activities all Summer and don't forget to make a visit underground !

Mining the Musical Seam

"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.

Out of School Clubs

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!

Family History Workshops

Book a place on our FREE Family History Workshops and find out more about your ancestry.

Dance workshop with Gary Clarke

Acclaimed choreographer and performer Gary Clarke hosts an exclusive COAL dance workshop for dance students and graduates - book tickets now!

Firewalk @ Pit

We are looking for brave 'soles' to conquer the coals for Kirkwood Hospice!

Cabaret @ Pit

An evening of eclectic entertainment hosted by John Danbury.

Brassed Off

A live performance of Brassed Off featuring The City of Bradford Brass Band and BDI.

Classic Car Meet

Come along and see classic cars from members of The North of England Classic and Pre-War Automobiles (NECPWA) Club

Wakefield Lit Fest : Performance Poetry Workshop for Schools

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.

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.

Older & Bolder

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.

The End of an Era: Big K 1965-2015

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.

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.

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