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National Coal Mining Museum For England

In a nutshell

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

Address

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

Free

(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 free entry museum, underground tour and new free adventure playground makes it a great value day out for all the family.

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. This informative and exciting tour costs just £4 per person.

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. Extend your fabulous family day out with a nature trail expedition that goes to the bottom of the valley and join ’Motty’ the mole as he takes you on an adventure. Allow plenty of time for the kids to make the most of the amazing new Adventure Playground with swings, climbing frames and a slides, they can let off steam until they drop!

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

30th Birthday Celebrations at National Coal Mining Museum

Open 3rd June 2018 - 3rd June 2018


Join the nostalgic family fun day that celebrates and looks back on 30 years since the National Coal Mining Museum was opened.


Super Spring Bank @ Pit at Wakefield’s National Coal Mining Museum

Open 26th May 2018 - 3rd June 2018


Lots of things to do to keep all the family busy at National Coal Mining Museum with trails, living history characters, mining tours, traditional coal race.


The Caphouse Coal Race at the National Coal Mining Museum

Open 26th May 2018 - 26th May 2018


Have a go at the coal carrying race this bank holiday weekend at the National Coal Mining Museum and the kids can have a go at the coal and spoon race!


Say It Loud: How Posters Talk To Us – National Coal Mining Museum

Open 1st April 2018 - 31st December 2018


This new exhibition is a fascinating look at the images, colour, typography and emotional messages in posters


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