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Summer @ Pit

Mostly FREE
Saturday 23rd July 2022 - Sunday 4th September 2022

 The Beach

Pack your bucket and spade, we’re off to the beach! Unearth a summer of fun learning what a treat it was to go on holiday in the 1960s.


Maker’s Shed: Summer Science Spectacular

Make, see and do fun activities with our changing weekly themes of Geology, Mighty Machines, What’s in our Water?, Renewable Energy, and Nature.


Caphouse Creators Summer Specials

Wednesday to Friday 27 July – 2 September

£5 per child

7-12 year olds are invited to get hands-on with authentic materials, chemicals and DIY tools to learn practical techniques in a risk managed environment. This summer you’ll get the chance to make Fizzing Bath Bombs, Batik Wax Creations and a Working Wooden Trebuchet.


Wacky Wednesday Taster

Wednesday 17 August

10:15 & 11:30  £2 Booking Fee

Wondering what to do with your Under 5’s in September? Join us as we give you a taste of our fun term-time weekly activity sessions.


Powering the Nation Exhibition

9 April 2022- 2 October 2022

Follow the rise and fall of this energy source as we delve into the nation’s evolving energy story and understand why it has been the go-to source of energy for so long.


Spark’s Stamp Trail

Collect from Reception

9 April 2022- 2 October 2022

See what energy sources you can find and collect your stamps as you walk around the galleries. Then use your trail to make a windmill


Living History: Ups and Downs of Coal

Wednesday to Sunday 23 July – Sunday 4 September

Watch a performance explaining the formation of coal and how we came to discover and use the king of all rocks.


Science Boffins

Friday 19 and 26 August 2022


Science Experiments have never been so much fun. Join Science Boffins as they run through a series of real experiments which will leave you and your family in awe.


Heritage Walk

Thursday 25 August

Free, Pre-booking required

Enjoy a two-hour circular walk from the Museum learning about mining’s impact on the rural community and landscape.