Your Visit

Welcome to the National Coal Mining Museum for England

Admission to the museum is FREE.

All visitors to the museum will need to pre-book a slot for you and up to 7 people in your bubble. There is a £2.10 booking charge and they are spaced in 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.

We welcome the financial contributions that the 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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Charismatic former-miners



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