Super Spring Bank @ Pit

Super Spring Bank @ Pit!

At the National Coal Mining Museum, we've got great ideas for all the family this Spring Bank! Why not make a day of it and visit us for one of our unique events.

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

    • Meet our living history characters bringing our mining stories to life Monday - Friday.

    • FREE family learning activities. Creating the Museum of the future with junk modelling and design commemorative plates to help mark our 30th anniversary.

    • Lots of activities with our lovely volunteer team. Something different every day. 

    • The Caphouse Colliery Coal Race Sat 26th May
      Traditional coal carrying races for all the family. 
      Book your places on 01924 848806. For more info visit the What's On Page.

    • 30th Birthday Celebrations.
      It's 30 years since we opened our doors as the Yorkshire Mining Museum. Join in the fun on Sunday 3rd June. Bring a picnic and enjoy FREE family-friendly activities. Plus there will be CAKE!

    • Discover our large object store where the big mining machinery and vehicles are kept. Open Monday-Friday.


See the daily What's On sheet in reception for full details of what's on around the Museum.

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

  • Visit our new Say It Loud : How Posters Talk To Us Exhibition, in the special exhibition gallery displaying the art of graphic design. Get hands-on with our specially designed family-friendly interactives in the 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 Budd and Clydesdale Finn in the stables.
  • Visit the Blacksmith's Forge at Hope Pit Workshop and learn about a traditional craft.
  • 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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