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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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Fab day out

Lovely day at the Mining Museum. Went with my sons. Went on the underground tour, looked round museum and went to look at the Remembrance Garden.

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
Sally-anne G
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Wakefield, England, United Kingdom
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Wakefield, England, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Lovely day at the Mining Museum. Went with my sons. Went on the underground tour, looked round museum and went to look at the Remembrance Garden.

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Thank Sally-anne G
Sheffield, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

What a fantastic half day we had ! ,my grandchildren are ages 7 &5 and we all found it very informative .there is lots to see and do the pit tour was the best and I can't praise our guide " Richard teasdale ( rich tea ) " enough his knowledge and stories was fantastic .thanks rich tea . The... More 

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Thank chris4hull
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Visited the museum as part of a school group with young people aged 10-11 and pre-booked an underground tour. From the moment we arrived, the quality of the tour was outstanding. Steve, our guide was superb at involving the young people and older ones in our tour group. He is an asset to the museum and from speaking with other... More 

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Thank Rachel W
Huddersfield, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

The coal mining museum is definitely worth a visit. Far far exceeded my expectations. Lots to do and kept the children entertained for hours!! The underground tour lasts an hour and a half and the tour guide EEN was really funny and made the tour really enjoyable. Recommend coming here

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Thank victoria w
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

This place is a fab day out for free. Bring a picnic the cafe is highly priced. Lots of places to sit and have your picnic. Very interesting and lots to keep children interested. You can pay to go the train £1.50 and £3 to go down the mine. It's about an hour long tour and is brilliant.even has an... More 

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Thank Nicola C
united kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

A must see place.really opens the eye as how miners used to have to get the coal out of the mines.lots of thins to do rides cafe kids play area.well worth a trip.

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Thank peugot11
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

With plenty todo, very informative yet fun enough to keep the kids happy, could be absolutely free but I recommend taking a trip down into the mine which imo is very fairly priced at 3 pounds! Glasshopper our guide was good and kept the kids and adults entertained.... We will be back... Thanks

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Thank michael h
Pudsey, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Amazing visit to the whole area, the people that work here are amazing and have personal experience within the Industry. The trip down under with a guide if great for all ages, especially the kids. Just make sure as adults you don;t mind being bent a little at times. But very well worth the visit.

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Thank DonnaPudsey
Wakefield, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I had a visitor from the south of England last week and always try to include a trip to the NCM. We did the underground tour. The guide (TC) was excellent combining humour and serious information in well thought out displays to demonstrate life underground at various times in history. I can thoroughly recommend the underground tour. Some of the... More 

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Thank Tim T
Halesowen, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Working as a guide myself in a major museum attraction in the Midlands, I had been told that a visit to the National Coal Mining Museum was a fantastic experience. Our guide was a time served miner by the wonderful nickname of 'Rich Tea' and he didn't disappoint. The tour underground is quite comprehensive and totally highlights what a difficult... More 

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