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.