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National Coal Mining Museum

Address: Caphouse Colliery, Overton, Wakefield WF4 4RH, England
Phone Number: 01924-848806
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Ranked #1 of 1 Attractions in Overton
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Caverns/ Caves, Specialty Museums, Nature & Parks, Museums
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: Seeking information about the coal fields of England? Visit this special-interest museum that tells...
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Type: Caverns/ Caves, Specialty Museums, Nature & Parks, Museums
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Hours:
Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Owner description: Seeking information about the coal fields of England? Visit this special-interest museum that tells the whole story.

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England
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46 reviews 46 reviews
4 attraction reviews
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

As the daughter of a miner I was always fascinated by what life working underground must have been like. I have visited this attraction twice, most recently with my son who was writing a family memoir and was interested to see how his grandfather spent his working years. Our underground tour was hosted by the lovely Paul - a knowledgeable... More 

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Doncaster, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

Really enjoyable and a special thanks to Kebab for making it a fun and interesting experience. The trip was a lot better than I thought it was going to be

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West Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

This is just a great place to visit. We take our disabled son just about every week. Great staff and a lovely place

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Kingston-upon-Hull, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

This was an experience that i will never forget we visited the mine on 24/01/2015.We were taken 140 mtrs down the mine onto the coal face our tour guide was Paul he was very humorous and had exceptional knowledge the tour was one and half hour long did not really know much about mining until our visit to see what... More 

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Wetherby, United Kingdom
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39 reviews 39 reviews
8 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW via mobile

Have been passing signs for this place for years and finally dragged the family out to give it a look. Expectations not very high as the website wasn't selling it very well but don't be put off- one of the best family days out we've had in ages. 90 minute underground tour of the mine with a very enthusiastic ex... More 

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Barnsley, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW via mobile

This tour was amazing! I wasn't really expecting much when I arrived and thought I may be bored. How wrong was I? Our Mine Tour Guide was Kebab (Graham), who was a former miner from Yorkshire and had exceptional knowledge, experience and was extremely informative not to mention humourous! The underground tour starts at 'The Lamproom' where you are given... More 

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West Yorkshire
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12 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

Absolutely fabulous visit. Have been three or four times. Kids keep wanting to go back. Mine is really well thought out. Kept similar to when it was working mine with a little (subtle) health n safety thrown in. Really learned a lot. Not just by writing and artefacts but by wonderful miners - each with their own stories so never... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015 NEW

A bit out of the way but a good place to take kids out for a day, to have conferences. I went for a meeting and had a look around. It was worth the visit. Decent food.

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Huddersfield, United Kingdom
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37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

This is quite a unique day. Arrive early and make sure you get a time to go down the pit, yes, to go down a lift shaft down the pit with a guide, you get your helmets and your lights to go on top, make sure you have sensible footwear ladies !! And if you are tall you will need... More 

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funchal
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24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

As some of my family worked at the pits, this was an expierence for my daughter to learn something new, lots of info and ex miners working there, enjoyed by all.

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