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National Coal Mining Museum for England

Caphouse Colliery New Road, Overton, Wakefield WF4 4RH, England
+44 1924 848806
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GREAT DAY OUT

Brilliant Interesting and Informative Loved every minute. Underground tour with fun commentary from... read more

Reviewed yesterday
stupot2306
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Wakefield, United Kingdom
Fantastic

Amazing afternoon. Thanks to all staff. A great day out. So much learnt about working down the pit... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
clairelK4911JG
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Sheffield, 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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  • Very good12%
  • Average1%
  • Poor1%
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Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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Caphouse Colliery New Road, Overton, Wakefield WF4 4RH, England
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+44 1924 848806
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Reviewed yesterday

Brilliant Interesting and Informative Loved every minute. Underground tour with fun commentary from our underground guide Taz. Find out how mining changed over the centuries until its demise. Lots to do for the whole family

Thank stupot2306
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Amazing afternoon. Thanks to all staff. A great day out. So much learnt about working down the pit. Thank you

Thank clairelK4911JG
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I visited the Colliery with my partner. Both of us have mining heritage, but neither of us had ever been down a colliery. Suffice to say, we had a fantastic time. The museum is wonderful, authentic, and captures the essence of what it must be...More

Thank Ragtag123
Reviewed 4 days ago

Excellent value for money! Visited with all the family and had an amazing underground adventure. Our ex miner guide EEN was full of information and highly amusing throughout the 1 1/2 hour 140m underground tour. Can't believe this was only £3 per person, a highly...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago

Great day out staff very helpful playground looks great wil be great to take the little ones when it opens very clean museum will be going again

Thank Yvonne D
Reviewed 6 days ago

Really good day out! Interesting museum with lots of exhibitions, things to see and plenty of space for a picnic in the sunshine. The highlight must be a trip 140m down t'pit where we were led through the history of mining by Martin, a former...More

Thank Samuel S
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Welcoming and helpful staff from reception on arrival, who booked our small party on the underground tour to the tour guide. Brian was excellent and pitched the tour to the level of our students. Plenty to see below ground and interesting exhibits above ground too,...More

Thank Parkes18
Reviewed 6 days ago

The £3 each might surprise you as its advertised as free .However I for one don't begrudge this at all as its worth every penny .the £3 is for you token for down the mine (you get one to keep as well ) you can...More

Thank Barbara R
Reviewed 6 days ago

A day out at a coal mining museum doesn't exactly fill you with a rush of excitement but please do give this place a chance. It's excellent and very well thought out and managed. The exhibits are very interesting and interactive, many with kids in...More

Thank andy s
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Been here twice now & both great visits. There is lots on offer to look at and enjoy. The tour has great, entertaining guides and provides a fun underground experience. I think it lasted around 1hr & a half. Can get very busy so be...More

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Martin B
June 22, 2017|
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Response from Howard C | Reviewed this property |
Not Sure but I would guess that you would have no problem visiting the surface exhibit but dogs may not be allowed underground.
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dee s
March 15, 2017|
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Response from david s | Reviewed this property |
I'm wrong. I've now remembered that everything was indeed taken from us.
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B8bbyV
February 24, 2017|
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Response from SpireYorkshire | Reviewed this property |
Yes there are things to see outside and in different buildings. I would advise just layer up.
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