Half Term @ Pit

Half Term @ Pit

For Families, For Everyone!

This February Half Term @ Pit learn about the history of coalmining and get hands-on with our activities with a mining twist!

Science Shows:-

From Sunday 17th to Sunday 24th February

Performances at 12pm, 1pm, 2pm, 3pm

Join us for a half term full of fun with our FREE explosive Science Show. This entertaining 30 minute show introduces you to some famous inventors and explains how the safety-flame lamp was invented and why it was so important to miners. Explosions guaranteed!

No need to book just drop in and enjoy. Suitable for all the family.

Craft Activities in our Family Learning Zone:-

From Monday 18th to Friday 22nd February - 12.30 to 4pm

Come and find out how miners kept healthy and safe.  Making pit nurses and flame saftey lamps.

Blacksmith Demos at The Forge:-

Saturday 16th and Sunday 17th February

Wednesday 20th - Sunday 24th February

Meet husband and wife demo their amazing skills in The Forge at Hope Pit.

Other amazing things to do:-

Take an underground tour 140m below the surface with an ex-miner as your personal tour guide and discover a world beneath your feet.

Marvel at the Furnace Shaft - dare you walk over the 140m shaft.

Visit our pit ponies Eric, Ernie and Budd and our Clydesdale Finn at the stable yard.

Explore the museum's nature trail and see what creatures, big and small you can find.

Run off steam in the Adventure Playground.



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