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National Coal Mining Museum for England

View of Museum buildings including pit wheel, winding engine house and screens building
Address:
Caphouse Colliery New Road Overton Wakefield  WF4 4RH

Opening Times:

Open every day except Christmas Day and Boxing Day

10am - 5pm



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Description:

The National Coal Mining Museum for England collects, preserves and interprets objects from English coal fields relating to the coal mining industry. It tells the story of coal and the communities that grew up around the mining industry, and gives everyone a very personal opportunity to experience coal mining at first hand.

You can listen to former coal-mining and engineering employees talking about Life Down the Mine on the My Yorkshire website - visit www.myyorkshire.org and enter 'Life Down the Mine' in the search box.

 



Contact Details:
Jayne Ambrose Education Officer jayne.ambrose@ncm.org.uk

Learning Programmes:

Living History workshops, Dig Deeper (interactive session with a real miner), science investigations, school workshops linked to temporary exhibitions.  Trails around the Museum site (free), schools loans boxes (free), Videoconferencing workshops, outreach service and family learning activities every school holiday (except christmas).

 

 



Specialisms:

History

Citizenship

English

Science

Design and Technology



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