How To Find Us

Public Announcement

Following the latest Public Health England advice regarding the coronavirus/Covid-19 pandemic, we have taken the difficult decision as a public space, to remain closed for a period of time until the advice changes. This means that the museum, nature trail, playground are closed and all public and private events are cancelled in the short term.

But whilst our building may be closed, our work continues online.

To keep up to date with our latest science talks and videos, please visit and subscribe our YouTube channel, with new videos to be released regularly.

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How To Find Us

The museum is on the main road between Wakefield and Huddersfield WF4 4RH

From the North

Leave the M1 at junction 40 (A638) towards Wakefield, take the first right after the third set of traffic lights (Broadway). Abdul's Restaurant will be on your right. At the end of Broadway turn right onto the A642 to Horbury and Huddersfield. Stay on this road for approximately 5 miles through Horbury Bridge and Middlestown. The Museum is then located on your right.

From the South

Leave the M1 at junction 38 (A637) and stay on this road through West Bretton and Flockton. At the Blacksmith’s Arms roundabout, take the third exit towards Horbury (A642). The Museum is about 2 miles from here on the left-hand side.

From the East

Leave the M62 at junction 29, joining the M1 southbound to London. Leave the M1 at junction 40 (A638) towards Wakefield, and take the first right after the traffic lights (Broadway). The Malt Shovel pub will be on your right. At the end of Broadway turn right onto the A642 to Horbury and Huddersfield. Stay on this road for approximately 5 miles through Horbury Bridge and Middlestown. The Museum is on the right. 

From the West

Leave the M62 at junction 24 and follow the signs for Huddersfield. Once in the centre of Huddersfield, follow the signs for the A629/A642 to Overton.

Parking

There is ample car and coach parking for Museum visitors. There are parent and baby spaces and plenty of disabled parking spaces.

There is a £2 voluntary parking charge.

From 20 July to 1 September there will be a £5 per car charge which includes the 1960’s Beach, activities, train rides (normally £1.50 per person) and parking.

Public Transport

Bus services run within easy walking distance of the Museum. From Wakefield or Huddersfield, the Yorkshire Tiger 232 bus stops at the Reindeer pub with a few minutes walk to the Museum. The Arriva 128 service runs from Wakefield to Dewsbury and runs directly past the Museum.

The nearest mainline railway station is Wakefield Westgate. It takes about 20 minutes for a taxi ride from the train station. There are direct buses from Wakefield Westgate (128A and 232),  Dewsbury (128A) and Huddersfield (232) Train Stations.

To plan your complete journey within Yorkshire (or for local bus times) visit Metro and for rail journeys from outside Yorksire visit National Rail Enquiries

If you require a taxi, Wakefield Cars can be contacted on 0800 038 9988 or through www.wakefieldcars.com

Local Accommodation 

Near to the National Coal Mining Museum are a number of local accommodation options should you wish to stay over when planning your visit. The following Travelodges are offering a 5% discount to our visitors on your next stay.

Travelodge Wakefield Woolley Edge M1 Northbound
3.2 miles away. Register your details to claim your 5% discount here
Visitors can expect to receive up to a further 25% discount on return visits in the future. 

Travelodge Wakefield Woolley Edge M1 Southbound 
3.4 miles away. Register your details to claim your 5% discount here
Visitors can expect to receive up to a further 25% discount on return visits in the future. 

Travelodges in Leeds
Register your details to claim your 5% discount here
Visitors can expect to receive up to a further 25% discount on return visits in the future.

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