Big Pit is one of the best museum/attractions I have visited in a long time - I also can't believe that it's free! The site covers all aspects of life in and around the mines ranging from the industrial history, working conditions, living conditions & the effects on family & health, the political issues, local & national legacy of the pit closures and much more. Every member of staff we encountered was incredibly helpful and knowledgeable. I would definitely recommend.
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