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.

Halloween @ Pit

Join us for a spine-tingling underground adventure, spooky stories, Halloween-themed face-painting and crafts.

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?

Santa Underground

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.

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.

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.

Seasonal Heritage Walk

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.

October Half Term @ Pit

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!

Volunteer Taster Day

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.

Home Educator Sessions

Come along to one of our Home Educator workshops, experiencing hands-on activities covering topics including History, Science and Art!

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.

Christmas Lunches

Enjoy a delicious 2 or 3 course festive luncheon at the Museum this Christmas.

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