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
  • Time Required: 01:00 Hrs
  • Tags: Museum, Outdoors, Mine, Tour, Tourist Center, Family And Kids, Specialty Museum

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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  • 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.

  • Excellent day out. All free or you can choose to contribute to keep the museum running (most people contribute at least £4 for the underground tour). Martin, our guide for the underground tour was fantastic. He never stopped giving us all fun and interesting facts throughout the almost 2 hour tour. He was also extremely kind and helpful to my daughter and others who were nervous during the tour. There is a lot to do on the surface as well, pit ponies, tour of various buildings, outdoor adventure playground, train to another pit and much, much more. Can't recommend this place enough

  • Great family day out , we arrived at 10.30am and stayed until closing time at 5pm. Plenty of information, photos , artefacts and talks regarding mining through the ages. There was also a live session talking about what life was like in the area in WW2 , and how the refugee' s came up from the big cities . We took the tour down below into the mine shaft , our guide was "Big Bird" a miner himself for 30yrs , he took us down and along the mine explaining how mining had changed through the years , he was happy to answer questions. It was extremely dark down there and the hard hat and torch they provide is definitely needed. Well worth the £4 per person. The rest of the museum and car park are free. At the stables you can meet and learn about the horses there and learn what life would have been like for them down the mine .There is a lovely cafe to buy meals and refreshments also an area outside for picnics. There is a land train to take you from one side of the Colliery to the other , which is only a £1 each way. The place is dog friendly above ground and there is a nature walk also an adventure playground. Would definitely visit again but those of your who are claustrophobic might want to give the mine tour a miss.

  • Absolutely worth a visit. Great value for money, the nearly an hour long underground tour is amazing and full of revelations about our vast mining history. Guides are knowledgeable and great fun too. When you come out of the dark there is plenty still to see and do. Some very interesting exhibits in well laid out galleries and a smashing play area for the kids to blow off steam. If you're hungry then the cafe is also super value and very tasty, local produce.

  • Absolutely brilliant! And FREE!!! We had a fantastic morning there and will be going back to explore more. You just have to go on the underground trip - well worth the small cost, with a good narrative from a real ex miner. Good for the kids at any time with a large play area and enough to keep the parents amused as well. Well worth the trip

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