National Coal Mining For England

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  • Address: Caphouse Colliery, New Rd, Overton, West Yorkshire WF4 4RH, United Kingdom, Leeds
  • Timings: 10:00 am - 05:00 pm Details
  • Phone: +44-1924848806
  • Ticket Price: Free
  • Time Required: 01:00 Hrs
  • Tags: Museum, Outdoors, Mine, Tour, Tourist Center, Family And Kids, Specialty Museum

National Coal Mining For England - Review

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 Address: Caphouse Colliery, New Rd, Overton, West Yorkshire WF4 4RH, United Kingdom, Leeds
  • National Coal Mining For England Contact Number: +44-1924848806
  • National Coal Mining For England Timing: 10:00 am - 05:00 pm
  • National Coal Mining For England Price: Free
  • Best time to visit National Coal Mining For England(preferred time): 10:00 am - 04:00 pm
  • Time required to visit National Coal Mining For England: 01:00 Hrs
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  • 95% of people who visit Leeds include National Coal Mining For England in their plan

  • 54.39% of people start their National Coal Mining For England visit around 10 AM - 11 AM

  • People usually take around 1 Hr to see National Coal Mining For England

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  • Top local cultural attraction run by enthusiastic and knowledgeable staff who go above and beyond what is required. The underground tour is an absolute must and shows the full history of mining through the ages given by ex-miners who give authenticity to the tour by making it light hearted and full of stories throughout. The museum is great with a video room and plenty of interactive displays for all ages. The restaurant provides locally sourced good quality traditional food served in a relaxed atmosphere and very child friendly. Outside there is a safe playpark for the kids and a nature walk for all. Also an electric passenger train takes you round the site. All in all an excellent day out for all the family.

  • absolutely fantastic opportunity to go down a working of mine and see the conditions first-hand of what the man has had to deal with everyday. No cameras allowed underground unfortunately but well worth a visit. especially enjoyed crawling through the tight spaces that they have set up to simulate being at the coalface. The rest of the museum above ground is also well worth a visit with lots of history and interesting exhibits. 100% will be going again.

  • Fantastic place to visit. The kids loved it. The guy who did the tour underground was amazing, true northerner. He kept everyone entertained and had everyone in stitches. All the staff are friendly and approachable, one fella sat showing me old pits on the computer for about half an hour. The kids play area is a good size and well looked after. The cafe is well priced as is the gift shop.

  • The entrance to the museum is free which is great. It is £4 each to go down in the mine but under 5s arnt allowed (I had a 4 year old with me so I can't review that part). The rooms that are dotted around the site have plenty for the kids to do and the play ground is a very good standard. You can take your own picnic and find a seat on the benches. I spent £6 on 2 packets of crisps, 2 kids drinks and a coffee so it was reasonably good value. There is a train ride to another part of the site, which would be a short walk and this cost £1.50 each under 5s are free. I had a great visit and would recommend it.

  • Visited on Sunday with family including 3 year old granddaughter. Went on nature trail which was a little muddy (to be expected after the weather we had) and found a bench in a lovely location to have our picnic Our granddaughter loved the pit ponies and the playground. My husband and I then left to go on the mine tour, (my grandpa and uncle were miners so wanted to know what they did). Didn't know what to expect but it was thoroughly enjoyable and informative. The guide was very good and made sure young and old were involved. His love of the mines history made the tour that much more enjoyable. The family would visit again just for the trail and playground and but we feel that there are still other exhibits to see.

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