What's On

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.

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!

Technical Tours @ Pit

Get all the nitty-gritty details about mining in our monthly Technical Tour.

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!

Heritage Open Days

Learn from a former miner about how coal was brought out of the ground and even get an up close look at the last wooden head gear in Europe. During this unique experience, discover how miners’ productivity and pay was measured, how the coal was screened so it could be graded for different markets and how waste was removed from coal. And that’s not all! Meet a ‘Pit Brow Lass’ and understand the role of women in the mine following their ban from working underground in 1842.

Digging Deep Talk: Norma Gregory

To celebrate Heritage Open Days, Norma Gregory will talk about her six year journey to create the new exhibition Digging Deep: Miners of African Caribbean Heritage which is set to open at The National Coal Mining Museum on September 21.

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.

Young Volunteer Taster Session

We are looking for a team of young volunteers to come and join the Illumination Gallery team here at the Museum, helping to create games, activities and interactives that will help spark our visitors interest in the scientists and engineers who improved the lives of people who worked underground.

Seasonal Circular Walk: Autumn

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.

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 Welly Walk

In folklore, gnomes have watched over woodlands and mines but, alas, The Caphouse Gnome has gone missing! Can you help us find him?

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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