Your Visit

Welcome to the National Coal Mining Museum for England!

Visitors to the museum will need to pre-book a timeslot in advance. Timeslots are spaced at 10 minute intervals. 

The National Coal Mining Museum for England provides a unique day out filled with grit and charm:

  • Chat to charismatic former-miners as they tell the tales of their mining careers and the men, women, children, animals and equipment that worked the coal mines for centuries before them. Hear how mining lingo, hardships and dangers shape how we live our lives today.
  • Meet the pit ponies and find out from their keepers what jobs they would have done and what makes them so special.
  • Let off steam in the Adventure Playground and explore the nature trail.

We welcome the financial contributions that you all make to help us continue to tell the stories of coal mining and there are many ways that you can help us continue to tell the stories of mining for generations to come.

Please wear face masks or coverings in all the indoor parts of the museum, for your safety and the safety of other visitors and staff. 

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