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Powering A Nation at National Coal Mining Museum

In a nutshell

Delve into the facts about coal as a source of power and its environmental effects in the exhibition at the National Coal Mining Museum until 2nd October.

Taking place at

National Coal Mining Museum Caphouse Colliery, New Road, Overton, Wakefield, West Yorkshire WF4 4RH

Contact details

Tel: 01924 848806

Web: www.ncm.org.uk

Powering A Nation at National Coal Mining Museum details...

Open 9 Apr - 2 Oct

Coal has been a source of power for many centuries, visit the National Coal Mining Museum to discover the story of this energy source and its importance in the development of industrial nations across the world.

In the Gallery you can ask the museum’s travelling scientist Spark all your burning questions about the role of coal as an energy source in the future, when it all began in the Bronze Age  and what will be the power sources of the future.

Renewable energy is the focus of the exhibition at the solar powered Power House and Pit Wood. Walk through the Nature Trail and discover how the Coal Authority is exploring how geothermal energy from former coal mines is an alternative source of heat and power.

See the work of Manchester School of Architecture in the Blacksmith’s Workshop and investigate the changing landscape of the Yorkshire Coalfield.

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National Coal Mining Museum


A 140m deep underground mine tour (over 5s), original colliery buildings and exhibits plus indoor soft play, adventure playground and family events for all.


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