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 Travel Tips
- 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.
Entrance Ticket Details For National Coal Mining For England
- 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
- 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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