Seaside @ Pit

Seaside @ Pit : It's All Going On This Summer!

From Saturday 21st July - Sunday 2nd September

Visit us this Summer - there's so much to do, you may need to visit more than once!
Find out why visitors rank us in the Top Five Things To Do in West Yorkshire on Trip Advisor.

Caphouse Colliery

  • Travel 140m underground with a miner as your guide on one of our unique tours.
  • Explore the Museum, exhibitions and original colliery buildings
  • Visit the stableyard and meet our horses and horsekeepers
  • Meet one of our Living History Characters & learn more about our coalmining heritage #LearnSomethingNew
  • Science Show at weekends

  • Climb & play on our fab adventure playground
  • Explore our Nature Trail

Hope Pit

  • Take the 'Seaside Special' train ride to Hope Pit and visit our Beach!
  • Giant sandpit with deckchairs
    (buckets & spades available to purchase on site)
  • Family craft actvities
    Monday-Friday from 12.30pm
  • Snap Tin Cafe open throughout the Summer @ Hope Pit selling delicious summer treats & ice cream
  • Blacksmith's Forge : Open Wed-Sun

Drop in on these days over the holidays for our regular family activities

Mondays - Living History + Family Crafts
Tuesdays - Living History + Family Crafts + Nature activities in Bird Hide
Wednesdays - Living History + Family Crafts + Motty the Mole Storytelling shack for Under 5's
Thursdays - Puppet Show + Family Crafts
Fridays - Living History + Family Crafts
Saturdays - Science Show
Sundays - Science Show

Why not surprise yourself and see...

  • Family Animal Trail £1/child
  • 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, temporary exhibitions and original buildings.
  • Furnace shaft display- dare you walk over the 140m shaft that drops into the void?
  • 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 the free iSPY App and find objects around the Museum.
  • Enjoy our indoor Under 5's Play Area
  • FAB Adventure Playground

At the National Coal Mining Museum, we've got a great summer of fun ideal for all the family!


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