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National Coal Mining Museum

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Address: Caphouse Colliery, Overton, Wakefield WF4 4RH, England
Phone Number: 01924-848806
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10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Description: Seeking information about the coal fields of England? Visit this...
Seeking information about the coal fields of England? Visit this special-interest museum that tells the whole story.
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Had a gorgeous afternoon tea in the restaurant. Excellent service and lovely food. Highly recommend this great restsurant if you fancy treating yourself!

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 2, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

Had a gorgeous afternoon tea in the restaurant. Excellent service and lovely food. Highly recommend this great restsurant if you fancy treating yourself!

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Sunderland, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

I had been here previously,but a lady friend said that she had always wanted to go down " the pit " to see what her dear old had had to put up with in order to put bread on their table. We went at end of July, and in order to ensure that were able to go on the underground... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

We went to the museum as part of a family heritage trail-to show the younger generation what life was like for their grandparents (now in their 80s). Sounds heavy? Not a bit of it! There was something for everyone. Superb exhibition showing everyday life with added bonus of the 'miner's wife' telling stories of rabbit pies and gas attacks. Great... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

An excellent experience. A very well presented gallery about the mining industry, from early beginnings to recent times, is essential viewing before undertaking the extremely well guided underground tour. Underground, conditions are now far removed from those the miners experienced; they were relived for us in an entertaining and educative way by our retired miner guide. Claustrophobic at times but... More 

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West Sussex, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

This is a well signposted venue. We arrived late in the day but received a warm welcome. We were too late to go underground but were able to explore the rest of the site. We were supplied with a helpful map. This is an ex-working pit so dont expect it to be sanitised. If you are the wipe clean surface... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

What a fantastic day out. We arrived at 11 am and didn't leave until 5pm when the place closed! Trip on the little train, reviewing all the huts and machinery. Cafe for lunch was a little pricey but just about ok. Highlight was trip underground with the guide. My boys of 8 and 5 were enthralled! Get there early for... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

Having had a father-in-law who worked down the mine, my grandchildren have often listened to stories about this from my husband. We visited in the school holidays with two 10 year olds and a 13 year old. It was a very enjoyable day out. There is plenty to do looking round the Museum, having a drink or meal in the... More 

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Neston, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

Went with husband and two daughters age 9 and 10. Did the underground tour led by Ian, aka the BFG, and it was fantastic! We all donned hardhats, and were issued lamps and had our photograph taken, after which we were led into the cage by Ian, and down it went..... The tour took us from the 1800s and the... More 

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Wakefield, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

Took an exchange student from France he was very impressed .He was very bemused why there was no mining anymore in Britain we explained it was political.In his wisdom he said it may come that there are no politicians any more

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

We haven't been for over two years but don't know why we've left it so long. The kids, especially my four year old loved it. We didn't go underground but was still there for three hours. The chaps on the train ride were so chatty, knowledgeable, happy and friendly and so was the guide who gave the kids a sticker... More 

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Additional Information about National Coal Mining Museum

Address: Caphouse Colliery, Overton, Wakefield WF4 4RH, England
Phone Number: 01924-848806
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Yorkshire  >  West Yorkshire  >  Wakefield  >  Overton
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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