84/85 – The Longest Year
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.