Yorkshire Geology Day

Yorkshire Geology Day

Saturday 21st April


We are delighted to welcome Yorkshire Geological Society to the Museum for their annual FREE family-friendly event

  • Displays, hands-on activities and demos
  • Make your own fossil
  • Calculate the size of dinosaurs and work out what they ate
  • Bring your own rocks for slicing
  • See what microscopes can show us
  • Book signing session with Colin Speakman, author of 'Adam Sedgwick : Geologist and Dalesman'
  • Visit a coal seam
  • Go 'down t'pit'
  • Bring your own rocks, minerals and fossils for identification by experts
  • Find your local geology group

Morning session: hands-on activities and demonstrations from local groups and societies

10.45am: Underground tour of Caphouse colliery entering via the drift mine accompanied by a geologist and ex-miner guide

11:15am: Underground tour of Caphouse colliery

Book on the day at the Museum reception.

12pm: Surface walk to Hope Pit entrance accompanied by a geologist to look at an exposure of coal-bearing rocks.

Afternoon session: 'Quakes and Shakes'

2pm-5pm: Illustrated talks on the effects of earth movements on our planet. 


FREE, drop-in, all welcome

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