National Coal Mining Museum for England
Caphouse Colliery New Road Overton Wakefield WF4 4RH
Open every day except Christmas Day and Boxing Day
10am - 5pm
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.
Jayne Ambrose Education Officer firstname.lastname@example.org
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).
Design and Technology
Coal Mining and the Victorians
The stories of child workers who laboured underground Read More »
Queen Coal? Why should we remember Victorian mining women?
Uncovering the lives of Victorian women working in coal mining Read More »
Queen Coal? Why Remember Women in Post-War Mining Communities
The changing role of women in 1940s and 1950s mining communities Read More »
Queen Coal? Why Remember Women of the 1984/85 Miners' Strike
Women's role in the 1984/85 Miners' Strike Read More »
George Bissill - Miner, Soldier and Artist
An artist's response to the trench tunnels of WWI Read More »