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Taking place between April - June, The Museum will be hosting a series of focus groups to hear visitors' thoughts of the Museum. This is a great chance to have your say and tells us about your museum visits. We want visitors young and old, families and children, NCM visitors and those who have never been before - plus if you have coal mining history, we want you too!
All those who join up to a group will receive a free meal during your visit, plus adults will receive a £10 Amazon voucher and children will receive an NCM goody bag. To sign up to a group please email email@example.com. In the meantime please click here for more details.
On 18 June the museum will host the launch of Brian Elliott's book "Tracing your coal mining ancestors". Brian is a Barnsley born author who has written over 30 books on family and local history. To book your place at the launch, please rsvp to firstname.lastname@example.org. In the meantime, click here to watch and listen to an interview with Brian on how and why he chose to write the book.
Volunteering at the National Coal Mining Museum for England can make you feel valued! The friendly staff recognise your achievements and limitations and help you fully integrate yourself to working life at the Museum. With exhibitions, eduction activities and library research, there's lots of variety and opportunities to muck in. And best of all, you get to meet all the visitors that come through the door!
Teresa, one of our volunteers writes "I had been poorly for nearly ten years after quite a good career in teaching...." click here. to read her full story.
10 February - 11 May 2014
A special exhibition of Anton Want's photographs and conversations with Kellingley Colliery workers in 2011, and portraits by the original '40s Pit Profile series creator H.Andrew Freeth.
Don't forget that our Wacky Wednesday activities for under-5s are running again every Wednesday during term time from 30 April 2014. Sessions will combine storytelling, singing and craft activities.
Every Wednesday throughout term time from 10.15am - 11.00am - FREE. Bring your little ones on Wednesday mornings for some great fun.
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Spring is upon us and we have some great events and activities to keep you busy. Choose from our Wacky Wednesdays free activities for under 5s, craft & gift fairs and a walk through our lovely nature trail to name but a few. The adventure starts here...
Once a month the Museum is home to a fantastic craft fair, with over 40 stalls selling quality gifts, jewellery and handmade crafts, these mini events are not to be missed.
Get kitted out with your hard hat and battery lamp, then descend 140m underground to discover the harsh realities of coal mining through the centuries....
Discover how this mid-twentieth century publication provided an entertaining link between the coalfields, mineworkers and their families...
Enjoy a unique adventure, whatever the weather. Underground, indoor or outdoor - there's plenty for everyone to see and do.
The Museum has a number of diverse volunteer roles for both skilled and enthusiastic individuals - view our latest vacancies.
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The National Coal Mining Museum for England aims to keep coal mining alive by collecting and preserving the industry’s rich heritage, creating enjoyable and inspiring ways to learn for people of all ages, backgrounds and abilities.
The objective of the museum is to advance the education of the public in the history of mining in England by the provision and maintenance of a museum both underground and on the surface at the former Caphouse Colliery for the demonstration of past and contemporary mining methods and the exhibition of machinery and other items connected with mining and industrial archaeology.
National Coal Mining Museum for England Trust Ltd.
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Charity Registration Number: 517325.
National Coal Mining Museum for England, Caphouse Colliery, New Road, Overton, Wakefield WF4 4RH
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