What's On

The End of an Era: Big K 1965-2015

A new display of photographs taken as the last shift finished at Kellingley Colliery, the last working mine in the UK to close in 2015.

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.

A Share of a Pensioner's Christmas 'Bonus'

A special exhibition about how acts of generosity by total strangers made Christmas possible for families of striking miners in 1984. Part of a project to explore and share the spirit of Christmas within our local community.

Wacky Wednesdays

Join us for free every Wednesday in term time with your under 5s from 10:15am - 11:00am for singing, story telling and craft activities.

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.

Family History Workshops

Curious to learn more about your family heritage? Book a place on our FREE Family History Workshops and find out more about your ancestry.

Lantern Trail

One mile enchanted walk for the whole family with spectacular firework finale. In aid of Forget Me Not Children's Hospice.

Coalshed Poets

Want to improve your creativity skills, or meet like-minded poetry fans?Join Coal shed poets, a regular event for people who would like to develop skills in performance poetry.

Christmas @ Pit

Join us for a very special Christmas @ Pit. There's something for everyone!

Santa Underground

Visit Santa in his underground grotto & get your Christmas off to a magical start.

Christmas Wishes Family Workshop

Make decorations and write wishes for our Christmas tree; a chance to explore what Christmas means to you and your family.

Christmas Lunches

It's never too early to book! Join us for delicious, locally sourced Christmas Lunches.

Christmas Parties

Why not get ahead and book us as your Xmas Party destination with a difference. Join us for a truly memorable Xmas Party location!

Festive Brass @ Pit

Get into the Christmas spirit and join us for traditional festive brass by Carlton Main Frickley Colliery Brass Band.

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