School's Out - February Half Term events

What's On this February

At the National Coal Mining Museum, we've got great ideas for all the family this February half-term!

Join us at the Museum for lots of fun activities and meet our living history characters.

You might meet...

  • a Pit Nurse
  • Lord Shaftesbury
  • George Stephenson
  • Peggy Thorpe talking about Bevin Boys

FREE Puppet Workshop

Book your place on our FREE Puppet Workshop

Tuesday Feb 14th

11 - 12.30pm & 2 - 3.30pm.

Location : Learning Curve

FREE Explosive Science Show!

Catch our FREE Science Show, on selected dates

Saturday 11, SORRY THERE WILL BE NO SCIENCE SHOW ON 12th FEB

Saturday 18, Sunday 19,

Monday 20, Thursday 23, Friday 24 Feb

12.30pm, 1.30pm, 2.30pm & 3.30pm

Our Science Show will show you how the safety-flame lamp was invented and why it was so important to miners. No need to book. Explosions guaranteed!

Location : Learning Curve

FREE Family Craftivities

Monday 13 - Friday 17 Feb, drop in between 1pm-4pm

'Bands and Banners' theme - free, fun craft activities for families linked to our special exhibition, Heroes and Heroines.

Location: Learning Curve

FREE Wyrm Wednesday!

Wednesday 22nd Feb, drop in between 1pm - 3pm

Based on the story of the Wakefield Wyrm, a terrible dragon that lives underground. Join the Coalshed Poets for craftivities including poster making, games, writing monster poems and stories, plus develop the idea of your own monster.

Location: Learning Curve

Plus for the more inquisitive, why not surprise yourself...

  • Visit our Heroes and Heroines Exhibition, in the special exhibition gallery.
  • Take an underground tour 140m below the surface with an ex-miner as your own personal tour guide and discover a world beneath your feet.
  • Learn more about the museum's galleries and original colliery buildings.
  • Marvel at the Furnace Shaft - dare you walk over the 140m shaft?
  • Visit our pit ponies Eric and Ernie and Clydesdale Finn in the stables.
  • Explore the museum's nature trail and see what creatures big and small you can find.
  • Family activity trails available from Reception.
  • Download our free app iSPY Explore and see if you can find all the items around the Museum.

 

 

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