Your Visit

Following the government’s announcement that we are in a national lockdown, the National Coal Mining Museum will remain closed, pending further updates.

Please check our website and social media for updates of our re-opening.

In the mean time donations are very much appreciated during this challenging time and help ensure that we’ll be able to keep the story of coal mining alive for many years to come.

Well done! The next egg can be found on a page with some of our furry friends that would have pulled coal tubs underground.

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 5 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.
  • Let off steam in the Adventure Playground and explore the nature trail.

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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