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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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An Informative and Very Interesting Museum

A gem well worth visiting. The underground visit is a must do part of the visit, the museum itself is really informative. One could spend most of the day here and there... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 28, 2015
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28 reviews 28 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

A gem well worth visiting. The underground visit is a must do part of the visit, the museum itself is really informative. One could spend most of the day here and there seemed to be plenty to interest children (we were all "seniors"!). Restaurant food looked very good, although we only had coffee on arrival.

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Wakefield, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

We visited may bank holiday and had a lovely time. The craft fair was lovely, our child enjoyed the indoor children's area and such a bonus that it's free. The little train was fun and only £1.50 return we didn't get off as we were on the last train with our already tired toddler. The outdoor play equipment is also... More 

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Barnsley, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

We visited The National Coal Mining Museum as a family group with our Grandchildren aged 13 and 8 yrs it’s a great day out to travel 140 metres underground down one of Britain's oldest working mines. There is plenty to see there plus food and drink is available. An insight into to what mining and miners families were about. P.S... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

Went here yesterday with daughter, son in law and three year old grandson, really was something to appeal to all ages. Lots for children to do and see, I enjoyed the nostalgia and seeing the pit ponies. We all loved the train ride, and next visit two of us want to do the underground visit. Little one loved the soft... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW via mobile

We live close by and havnt took advantage of this fact before so thought it would b a good experience for our 6yr old boy! Wasnt sure what to expect but had a FAB time! £3 bronze check each to to go on the tour n well worth it, out tour guide TREVOR (TC) was great fun n really took... More 

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Wakefield, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

If you are any age between 4 to 104 you must visit NCM at least once I in your life. If you don't live in Yorkshire you should at leadt once come even only to visit this national heritage historic museum and Learn about how our fellow men lived and worked.... But sorry not just men, women and children also... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

Visited this one after having visited tin mines in Cornwall, Copper in Wales and the Big One coal mine in wales so was expecting much the same. However, this one had a very good atmosphere generated by the staff and most of the site was open to visit, even those 'not so open' such as working or unsecured parts were... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

Not really knowing what to expect, my wife, two children 12 & 10 went to visit the former colliery. We were completely absorbed by what we found. We were met with a palpable sense of history, eye opening stories, plus a very good cafe. The highlight was the underground tour. we were met with our guide Mick Green a miner... More 

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

I visited Caphouse Colliery with my partner on 16/05/15 as we have just moved to Yorkshire (home for me after living away for over 10 years) and I wanted to do some of the 'touristy' things with him, and we had a great day despite me having been there several times before! A Geordie chap called Ian was our guide... More 

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

I am from a coal mining family and worked down the mine myself in the 1960's but this place it's a wonderful experience and for people who never visited it's a must see place, loads old Ming stuff to see, and you go down the mine in the cage so real good

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