National Coal Mining For England, Leeds

National Coal Mining For England, Leeds - Address, Phone Number

Address: Caphouse Colliery, New Rd, Overton, West Yorkshire WF4 4RH, United Kingdom

Phone: +44-1924848806

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Time Required: 01:00 Hrs

Timings: 10:00 am - 05:00 pm Details

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About National Coal Mining For England, Leeds

This museum allows you to have a real time experience of coal mining as it takes you to the underground tour. The tour which is named as ‘Meet a Miner’ takes you to 140m underground to discover the harsh realities of coal mining through the centuries- from Victorian times where women and children worked underground alongside men, through to pit ponies and modern machinery. You shall also be revealed about the working life and experiences in the mines. So have courage and experience the genuine sights, sounds and smells of a working coal mine. The tour is led by ex-miners so as to give you a vivid insight into the dangers and hardships faced by the men, women and children who toiled underground. Before you go underground, you can also go over the Lamp Room’s new glass-topped Furnace Shaft and peer down 140m - right to the bottom of the mine. Further, the visitors who are going below ground can also have a look from the bottom up as they start their underground tour experience.

National Coal Mining For England Information

  • The Museum has wheelchairs on site if needed and wheelchairs (non-electric) are able to go down the mine, however it is a slightly shorter tour due to access.
  • Children under 5yrs of age are not allowed to go underground.

National Coal Mining For England Ticket Prices

  • If you take an underground tour, you will need to leave a £ 3 deposit for a traditional miner’s brass check. After your tour, you can choose whether to keep your check as a souvenir and donate the £3 deposit, or request a refund.

How To reach National Coal Mining For England by Public Transport

  • Nearest bus service: Yorkshire Traction 232 bus stops at the Reindeer pub with a short walk to the Museum. The 128 service runs from Wakefield to Dewsbury past the Museum.
  • Nearest Railway station: Wakefield Westgate

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National Coal Mining For England, Leeds Reviews

  • A cool place to go to. The new playground is very good. Also, last time I went there, I discovered some new outdoor sections that are not well advertised such as the ponies and horses, and the visit of the former miner's showers... Not to mention the actual visit of the museum and the underground tour which is a bargain for £3. Well worth the visit.

  • What a great place to spend half a day at low cost for families. Great restaurant , underground tour well worth doing for a small donation, they even do wheelchair tours at quiet times. Tour guides are ex miner's with a huge amount of information. On a nice day good short walks available for a picnic.

  • Went down the mine, really good and exciting to hear the history. Men working there were very Pleasant and kind made you feel very welcome. We went on a windy rainy day so couldn't go out on the play area but that looked really exciting so we'll be going back on a dry and warm day all in all a good day out.

  • An absolutely brilliant, five star day out. I took my two grandsons age 8 and 13 and they loved it. All of the staff we encountered were first class - helpful, friendly and knowledgeable. The tour of the pit, 140 metres underground, is fascinating and superbly organised to guide you through working life down the pit through the decades from the time when young children were working down there to the age of multi-million pound boring machines. Our underground guide was superb, going out of his way to ensure we had a great time. There are lots of other things to see and do including pit ponies, a play park, a museum and more. Even the cafe where we had lunch is excellent. All great value too. For a day out, I can't recommend this place highly enough.

  • Absolutely amazing experience. The tour guides are awesome and very helpful and informative. Brilliant

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