Hope Pit & Hope Store

For some mind-boggling science visit Hope Pit.

  • Hope Pit is a fully restored colliery approximately 800m from the main Museum site, totally dedicated to science

  • Visit the Blacksmith's Workshop at Hope Pit from Wednesday to Sunday. Drop in for a demonstration of blacksmiths skills  at 11:30am & 2pm
  • Explore the original buildings - the Fan Room, the Compressor House and the Workshop and Blacksmith's Forge where you will discover hands-on interactive models, touch screen displays and some very special virtual guides

  • Discover the mighty machinery that was used across the industry in the Power House.
  • The Power House has a viewing gallery where visitors can see some of the bigger pieces of machinery, vehicles and Trade Union Banners. It is usually open during school holidays 1.00pm - 4.00pm and for special weekends throughout the year. 

Hope Pit is open every day until 4.00pm



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