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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
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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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What a great day out today was just so good from the old days when men wnent down the pits and we can experience what they did 😊I'm planning to go again

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Bradford, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

What a great day out today was just so good from the old days when men wnent down the pits and we can experience what they did 😊I'm planning to go again

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Absolutely fantastic morning tour with Steve our tour guide, superb with all the kids, very informative and friendly, spent 1 hr darn pit ! What legends these Colliers were, coming from a family of miners, Grandad and father-in-law worked as miners.....you come to appreciate the conditions what these grafters had to endure...! We salute you all x

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Thank Hollinsclan
Wakefield, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

What a fabulous place this is. We have been many times but each visit there is something new to see or do. Today we had a story from Betty a coal miners wife in 1944 she was excellent both for the young and old, and it certainly brought back a lot of memories. Also if you visit go into the... More 

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1 Thank jenny b
England
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29 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Having not been sure of what to expect, I was pleasantly surprised by our visit to this museum. On arrival, you pay £3 each for an adult for the underground tour (can be refunded at the end if you hand the gold coin back in) and told when your tour will start. Though I would normally shirk any form of... More 

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1 Thank English_drinker
Sheffield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

husband, myself and 8 year old daughter went for day out, can honestly say it was a thoroughly enjoyable dayout, the underground tour was fab tour guide Richard being a miner himself was very informative, funny and made the experience, can't wait to go back, our daughter particularly loved the pit ponies, we went quite late in day , will... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Had an excellent time. Been numerous times and never gets boring. Kids love it, especially to mine tour. Staff are really friendly and helpful. Kebab (our guide today)very funny man.

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2 Thank Aprile C
Farnworth, England, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

a gr8 day out with the family to show how hard and difficult life used to be,especially going underground,the staff were warm,friendly and knowledgable .our guide ERIC with a proper yorkshire accent was great.

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1 Thank 289ant
West Yokshire
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Visited today. Went underground for an insight into my grandfathers occupation. What an insightful and informative tour. Reception staff friendly and helpful. We love MINING MUSEUM! Big thanks to RICH TEA who clearly knew his business!

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Thank angibobs
Dewsbury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Great day out for all of the family. Play area outside, indoor activities and museum. A dining area. The mine itself is interesting, and worth going down. You can spend a day here, especially in the warmer weather. Plenty to do outside. Our children enjoyed visiting.

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Wakefield, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We had friends visiting from Blackpool. One was my friends father who was really interested in anything to do with coal mining, although in his late seventies he enjoyed actually going down the mine. My husband being a retired miner was able to answer any questions he had. The guides (( Also ex miners )) were very pleasant and knowledgeable.... More 

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