Hope Pit & Hope Store

For some mind-boggling science visit Hope Pit.

  • Hope Pit is a fully restored colliery on the 45 acre Museum site, totally dedicated to science

  • Explore the original buildings - the Fan Room, the Compressor House and the Workshop and Blacksmith's Forge

  • Visit the Blacksmith's Forge at Hope Pit from Wednesday to Sunday. Drop in for a demonstration of blacksmiths skills in making a toasting fork at 11:30am & 2pm
  • Discover hands-on interactive models, touch screen displays and some very special virtual guides

  • Hope Pit is open every day until 4.00pm
  • Hope Store has a viewing gallery where visitors can see some of the bigger pieces of machinery, vehicles and Trade Union Banners. It is fully open during school holidays 1.00pm - 4.00pm (Tuesdays and Thursdays) and for special weekends throughout the year. 

Book our new activity on Thursdays : Hope Pit Explore


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