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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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Best value and most enjoyable experience out of a four day visit to Yorkshire. Took my daughter to see what conditions Great great grandad, great grandad and myself worked in... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 5, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW

Best value and most enjoyable experience out of a four day visit to Yorkshire. Took my daughter to see what conditions Great great grandad, great grandad and myself worked in. Wife saw what her Dad and Grandad and husband experienced. For me it brought back great memories of working in a "propper" job. Very real experience, very well put together.... More 

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Scunthorpe, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

A fab informative place. The tours underground are a must for anyone! Always improvements being made. Take a picnic or refresh in their cafe although it can be dear.

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Sheffield
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

I have been here as a child with my family and returned as an adult with family visiting from the U.S. Our party was 5 adults and 2 children (aged 6 & 9). Upon arrival there was ample parking and we went to reception to book the underground tour, the next one was not available for 2 hours so we... More 

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Mexborough, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

A must if you are interested in mining, See how it really was for our Dads and Granddads ,and you will learn something too.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW via mobile

For a mere £3, I was given an underground tour by a retired miner who went by the name of "Kebab". I'll not give away the reason why he had that name. The tour guides are very knowledgeable about the history of mining, and they also make an effort to make it fun for the kids. I went alone, but... More 

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

Great trip out for school holidays as the kids have fun and learn something. Miners who take tours are fantastic!

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Huddersfield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW via mobile

Great family day out. You get to fully experience the pit. The staff are very friendly and the miners have dome great stories to tell.

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Wakefield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

This museum is brilliant because it is so real and so alive. You can go down the pit for an underground tour, which I have done and thoroughly enjoyed, or you can visit the pit ponies or go for a walk in the beautiful grounds. There is just lots to do and see and there are ex-miners on hand to... More 

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Wakefield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

this is an amazing place to visit and actually go down the mine and see how life was . great exhibitions too, worth a day out

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Wakefield, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Brilliant, guides informative and knowledgeable. Lots to see and you get a free pass for next time which is cool. Deffo be using it

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Additional Information about National Coal Mining Museum

Address: 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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