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3 June - 29 June
Our Summer exhibition explores the lives of the people who made their living through the trade in coal. The exhibition uses objects generously lent by the Coal Meters Committee along with the Museum’s own collection and includes family interactives such as a Newcastle to London board game and coal sack weighing. Plus our art cart will be stocked with origami keelboats to make and decorate.
Drop into our free storytelling and nursery rhyme sessions on selected Wednesdays throughout the Summer term and join Motty the Mole as you listen to tales of digging in the garden, giant vegetables, beetles, bugs and spiders....
We offer a number of tailored talks, tours and demonstrations for pre-booked groups - a great way to delve deeper into an area of special interest, get ‘behind the scenes at the museum’ or enjoy a lively performance by one of our costumed living history interpreters.
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.
Discover Wakefield district's most visited attractions and heritage sites, experience the best shopping, plus, plan where to stay, eat, drink and play.
The new Experience Wakefield website offers something for every member of the family!
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...
Drop into our free storytelling and nursery rhyme sessions on selected Wednesday mornings and stay for the afternoon to enjoy the Museum’s soft play area....
All donations, no matter how big or small, help us to continue 'Keeping Coal Mining Alive'! To donate, text NCMM11 followed by your amount (e.g. NCMM11 £5) to 70070.
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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.
Company Registration Number: 1702426.
Charity Registration Number: 517325.
National Coal Mining Museum for England, Caphouse Colliery, New Road, Overton, Wakefield WF4 4RH
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