What's On

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.

Big Big Camera Exhibition

Meet Saddleworth photographer Ian Beesley and his big camera on loan from Gallery Oldham.

Half Term @ Pit

This Half Term learn about the history of coalmining and get hands-on with our activities with a mining twist! Plus it's all FREE!

Hope Pit Explore

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

Firewalk @ Pit

Dare you brave the coals? Take on our hottest challenge and walk across burning embers to raise funds for the patients and families of Wakefield Hospice!

British Science Week @ Pit

Take part in the UK’s biggest celebration of science. The National Coal Mining Museum presents a series of events celebrating stories of science and engineering with a mining twist!

Blacksmiths Demos

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

Yorkshire Geology Day

We are delighted to welcome back the Yorkshire Geological Society for their annual FREE family event here at the Museum.


A powerful underground experience based on the story of the Chilean miners who were trapped underground for 69 days. A thrilling dance-theatre and film production at Caphouse Colliery.

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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