What's On

Say It Loud : How Posters Talk To Us

Drawing from a largely unseen collection, ‘Say it Loud’ is a new exhibition which investigates the techniques and devices used by poster designers.

Tom Fleming Exhibition

Showcasing Calligraphy work by Tom Fleming, a former mining surveyor, who has had a lifelong interest in calligraphy, not only on paper but on stones and shells collected on the beach at Newbiggin by the Sea, Northumberland.

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.

Donation Days

On the 1st Tuesday of every month we hold a Donation Day where members of the public can come along with mining related items or books that they want to donate to the Museum.

Blacksmiths Demos

Visit our resident Blacksmiths at Hope Pit Workshop and find out more about this traditional craft.

Hope Pit Explore

Discover our Hope Pit site with our team of volunteers including the Lister-Kaye roadway.

Super Spring Bank @ Pit

Join us @ Pit for unique events, underground tours and so much more this Spring Bank!

Motown Night

After the success of the 2017 Motown Night we have re booked the amazing Chequered Motown Band. Ticket price includes a Hog Roast Supper.

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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