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Address: Prosper Lane, Coleford GL16 7JP, England
Phone Number: 01594 810706
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Well worth a visit. Don't be put off by first appearance of the site.

We were the only two visitors but were taken down the mine and given a most interesting tour. We were not hurried and felt that the guide gave an interesting account of life... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 10, 2015
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Norwich, United Kingdom
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Norwich, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

We were the only two visitors but were taken down the mine and given a most interesting tour. We were not hurried and felt that the guide gave an interesting account of life working down the mines.

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West Midlands, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

This is great place to bring the family. The colliery has appeared on many UK documentaries talking about the local mining. It's great value for money. Staff are very knowledgeable.

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Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

We did the tour and really enjoyed it. Very interesting and something a bit different to walk into a dark mine and get a glimpse into what the working conditions for the free miners must have been like (and still are...)

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

Great to see the reviews going back a few years. The mine exhibition and tour are still going strong, although there is a new guide who bought the site recently. Hopewell both mines coal today and runs the visitor attraction and the staff continue the ancient "free-mining" tradition. One member of staff did his qualifying year and day with the... More 

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

Luckily arrived just as a tour (2 visitors) was about to start. Got kitted up with miner's helmet and lamp when 2 more arrived so we were a party of 6. Rich Daniels is a splendid guide very knowledgeable and with a large fund of anecdotes relating to mining in the forest. Although the entrance is fairly steep there is... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015 via mobile

To stand 200 feet underground in absolute darkness and total silence is an unnerving experience not to be missed! Then to light a single candle and see the world as our ancestors is thought provoking and just fantastic!

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Telford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

visited today, friendly staff, enthusiastic guide, only a fiver to go underground, and cheap tea and coffee,loved it and will go again, if mining or underground is your thing then dont miss out

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Raglan, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

We turned up on a Saturday afternoon in July but the colliery was shut, which was disappointing as we had been looking forward to our visit. We saw a notice saying that tours are provided for school children so perhaps it's not open to the general public anymore? I would advise phoning before setting out for a visit to avoid... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2013

We turned up a group of four of us and we happened to be lucky and catch robin just before he went down in the mines to work. We had a personal tour from him which was really great to see what it was like for the old miners. The tour was something you will never forget you get to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2013

Just visited the colliery and must say that the experience was incredible. Be aware that, unfortunately the colliery is not always open (often only for school and pre arranged tours), however we were lucky to turn up and find Robin Morgan, a miner for over 60 years, to willingly give us a guided tour. The entrance price is worth it... More 

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