National Coal Mining Museum For England

In a nutshell

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


Caphouse Colliery, New Road, Overton, Wakefield, West Yorkshire WF4 4RH

Contact details

Tel: 01924 848806

Web: www.ncm.org.uk

Activity type

Gardens and Open Spaces, Historical Sites, Museums and Art Centres, Science and Technology, Trips and Transport

Suitable for

Ages 5 - 12, All ages, Schools and Groups, Teenagers, Under 5s

Price guide


(based on family of 4)

National Coal Mining Museum For England details...

One of the best places to go whatever the weather is the National Coal Mining Museum for England located in Wakefield.

The lively ex-miner led underground tours are a must for all visitors and children aged 5 years and above. Families are invited to get even more ’hands-on’ as they descend 140 metres below ground to discover the new ’Go Mining!’ interactive tour.

Indoors you can explore original colliery buildings, fascinating galleries and exhibitions.

Little ones will love the new ’Little Diggers’ under 5’s, allotment themed indoor soft play area with puzzles, games and children’s activities with its own garden shed, pigeon coop, a slide and ball pool.

Take the nature trail to the bottom of the valley and join ’Motty’ the mole as he takes you on an adventure. Let off steam in the Adventure Playground with swings, climbing frame and a slide.

See the website and check the What’s On page for a full programme of family events and regular workshops. Children under 5 years of age are not permitted on the underground tour.

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National Coal Mining Museum For England Events

By the People, For the People Exhibition at National Coal Mining Museum

Open 3rd April 2017 - 31st December 2017

Learn about Nationalisation of the Coal Mining Industry in the new exhibition when you spend a day out Wakefield's fascinating history museum.

Seaside @ Pit: A Summer of Fun at the National Coal Mining Museum

Open 22nd July 2017 - 3rd September 2017

Join in the summer fun at the Museum as we commemorate seaside holidays of yesteryear with a FREE giant beach throughout summer.

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