- Address: Lacinda Coalway, Coleford GL16 7EL, UK, United Kingdom
- Phone: +44-1594810706
- Ticket Price: Free
- Tags: Museum, Family And Kids
Hopewell Colliery - Review
The Hopewell Colliery in the forest of Dean acts as a museum depicting the past, present and future way of mining. With their guided underground tours, you can check out the mines, the way mining is done and learn about the safety measures the miners have to take while working underground. The tour will be conducted by an expert freeminer of the forest. The tour will take around 45 minutes and throughout the tour, you can strap on a miner’s helmet and follow the guide though the maze of tunnels that span miles and were dug out in 1820’s. The excellently engineered old furnace level will lead to the exit path that leads to the serene woodland. Return to the museum offering the mining tools and articles and the cafeteria offering coffee and snacks. You can also buy a souvenir from the gift shop.
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How To reach Hopewell Colliery by Public Transport
- Bus 30 to stop : Hopewell Colliery
Things to Know Before Visiting Hopewell Colliery
15.38% of people who visit Coleford include Hopewell Colliery in their plan
95% of people start their Hopewell Colliery visit around 12 PM
People usually take around 1 Hr to see Hopewell Colliery
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Hopewell Colliery, Coleford Reviews
Great tour, interesting and hands on experience. The whole family loved it. Was above our expectations and the men who give the tour are the miners who own and work the mine so is a great way to support the local economy.
Really interesting talk by Rich the guide, very knowledgeable about mining and the Forest. The café staff are lovely and the cakes and coffee are great, wide choice of food, card machine and free parking.
the café was very good, well priced with very quick service despite it being very busy. The tour itself was very interesting. Would recommend!
An awazing place to visit an actual mine. The guide is a free miner from the Forest of Dean with a wealth of information for curious visitors. You don't get to wonder around a series of caves (like Clearwell) but you definitely get a miner's perspective (and get to wear a miner's helmet and light)
Excellent informative visit, rich had time for all our questions even from the canary 6 year old who only went quite when the candle was blown out on the tour underground. Fabulous food, free parking, definitely a place that my family all enjoyed