84/85 – The Longest Year
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84/85 – The Longest Year

Wednesday 6 March 2024 - Monday 3 March 2025
Exhibition Space, The Hub

84/85 – The Longest Year is a yearlong exhibition and programme of events, held at the National Coal Mining Museum for England. Opening on 6 March 2024, it marks the 40th anniversary of the Miners’ Strike.

This exhibition considers the strike through memories and stories of miners and their families. Uniquely positioned at a former working colliery, the Museum will be addressing the broader picture of the strike and giving a voice to those who experienced it.


Share your memories of 84/85

We are looking for people to share their memories of the strike, whether this is as a mineworker, relative of a miner or someone who lived within the mining communities during 1984/85. To find out more, and to submit your memories, volunteer to be interviewed or donate an object, click here.