What's On

Grafters: Industrial Society in Image and Word

From 13th May through to 1st September 2019, the National Coal Mining is thrilled to be the new home of Ian Beesley’s ‘Grafters: Industrial Society in Image and Word’, an exhibit that explores scenes of industrial life in 19th, 20th and 21st century Britain.

Wimbledon Celebration

From Monday 1st July – Sunday 14th July, join us as we celebrate Wimbledon in style!

Mining Memories

In this exciting exhibition, explore the world of mines and mining through a series of linocut prints created by John Scott Martin.

Mercedes Benz Car Rally

Gear up for an event that's sure to excite many a car fanatic as we host the official Mercedes Benz Car Club's annual rally on Sunday 7th July from 11am.

Home Educator Art Workshop

On 12th July, we're inviting home educators to come and get creative at the National Coal Mining Museum!

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.

Seaside @ Pit

Up at Hope Pit, travel back in time to the 1960s to see how miners spent their summer holidays!


It's bows at the ready as we welcome De-Notton Bowers at Hope Pit as they give you an opportunity to have a go at archery.

Wacky Wednesday Seaside Special

Under 5s and their carers are invited to join us on a train ride to our museum beach for a session of summer-themed activities!

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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