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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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A truly unmissable experience!!!!!

We have just spent the afternoon at this place and it was brilliant! Free to get in and only a few quid to be guided on the underground tour by Bob the ex-miner. (All of the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 25, 2015
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Matlock, United Kingdom
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Matlock, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 NEW

We have just spent the afternoon at this place and it was brilliant! Free to get in and only a few quid to be guided on the underground tour by Bob the ex-miner. (All of the guides are ex miners) He had an encyclopaedic knowledge of coal mining as a profession but also a way of life including its dangerous... More 

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Isle of Wight, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 NEW

We took out two grandsons aged 7 and 11 to this attraction and they loved it. Getting their hard hat and torch and going down in the cage really sparked their imagination. The guide we had was really good with the children in the party but we adults enjoyed the trip underground too. They also rode the small train and... More 

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Burton upon Trent, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

This is a great museum to visit, the guided underground tour is excellent our guide was well informed and good at giving out the information. the underground visit is a great way for kids to learn how the coal was mined and what conditions people had to work in. Gerald C

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Morpeth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

We visited today and were guided underground by "Kebab", a former miner with a keen sense of humour, as well as an encyclopaedic knowledge of his industry. He brought to life the conditions underground in a relaxed and easy manner. This museum deserves to be visited by anyone with even a passing interest in coal mining but equally for its... More 

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Blairgowrie, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

I have been coming to this attraction for the past 10 years and it simply just gets better with each visit. There appear to be a continual commitment to enhancing this experience. This occasion I took my 10 year old down the mine at the coal face. The whole preparation for going down the mine was brilliant with fantastic humour... More 

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Hamilton, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

Almost every time I visit the UK I spend time at Claphouse Colliery. I worked in a Yorkshire coal mine in the 1950's and find the museum's treatment of it's subject to be outstanding.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 NEW

We came here with the kids with the intention to learn them something but In fairness I was just as intrested in it as they were. The pit tour is a must to do great guide who took us down the shaft (BIG BIRD ) all in all a nice day.

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Bradford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 NEW via mobile

Came here good Friday with my husband,my mum and four children what a great day we had.couldnt take my two year old underground so my mum took him to the play area while the rest of us went down what an experience we all loved it £3 each was a bargain would go back for sure loved every minute of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015 via mobile

Been here a few times. Great for people of all ages. Underground tour is excellent. Free to get in and £3.00 each to go down pit!

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Arbroath, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

I came here on a school trip when I was younger. I really wanted my children to experience it. They really had a great day

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