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National Coal Mining Museum for England

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Surprise Visit to see Santa

We decided to surprise the kids (Daughter 8 Son 5)to a Surprise visit to see santa we managed to do... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Duncan I
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Leeds, England, United Kingdom
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Going Underground was Brill!

Our tour guide was “Een” pronounced Een but very loudly. He was a real character and much... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Travel675618
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Lepton, United Kingdom
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The National Coal Mining Museum for England is a unique place where the history of mining over several centuries is preserved both above and below ground. Meet a miner and descend 140m underground on a unique mine tour.
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Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
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Caphouse Colliery New Road | Caphouse Colliery, Overton, Wakefield WF4 4RH, England
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+44 1924 848806
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We decided to surprise the kids (Daughter 8 Son 5)to a Surprise visit to see santa we managed to do the underground tour first which in the words of the kids was awesome the Miners really do interact with the kids to make it a...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Duncan I
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Our tour guide was “Een” pronounced Een but very loudly. He was a real character and much appreciated! As it was an adults only party we gather the tales and explanations were of a more adult nature- but the whole party laughed all the way...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Travel675618
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

It was a great day out for the kids, even though some were scared to go underground! And Taz was brilliant with them!

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 5 days ago

My wife and I took our young grand-daughter on the 'Santa Underground' tour - verdict; absolutely brilliant! Our grand-daughter thoroughly enjoyed the tour and the trip underground, seeing Santa and his Elves was a bonus. The tour staff were all ex-miners which made the day...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Popsider55
Reviewed 6 days ago

We took our 4 year old granddaughter to visit Santa underground at the mine. We all had a fantastic time. Staff were wonderful, they were ex miners and they engaged excellently both with the youngsters and us older people. Highly recommend

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Wellington42
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a brilliant day out. Lots of outside space for kids to play, see more of the museum and free parking. Going down the mine is fantastic. The tour guides really spend time with the kids telling stories of what it used to be...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Four of us all over 60 went on a wet Thursday in December. If you can remember when we had a coal industry it is excellent but even if our can't I would recommend the visit We started in the cafe which is good value...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Thirskies
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Absoloutley fantastic afternoon. Great trip underground into the mine to visit Santa. Staff were wonderful funny and polite most were ex miners who engage in fascinating conversation about their times in the pit. Highly recommend

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank pinkbobby124
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was a great place to visit, many interesting exhibits on the surface, but the actual mine tour was excellent. Our guide was an older chap who had spent his working life in the mines, and his narration was humorous but very informative giving a...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank CMA0691
Reviewed 1 week ago

What a good experience, it was really a fun day, our guide was just the best, and made the whole experience brilliant think he was called Dave. We had a snack in the cafe and it was good and resonable priced.

Date of experience: November 2018
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Nigel A
December 2, 2018|
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Response from Paul W | Reviewed this property |
The lift shaft is part of the main complex obviously don't know where Santa is but would guess under 50m
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Oliver141
August 17, 2018|
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Response from Avril G | Reviewed this property |
Hi there you pay £5 each for the underground tour, but you get a miners chip, which were always carried by knees as a safety guide. At the end of the tour you can give them back and get your money back. You can park all... More
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GailHaggerty
July 16, 2018|
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Response from sheepygold | Reviewed this property |
The tour is advertised as about an hour but you need to allow an hour and 45 minutes. I would suggest a minimum of 4 hours including the tour.
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