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National Coal Mining Museum for England

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New Road | Caphouse Colliery, Overton, Wakefield WF4 4RH, England
+44 1924 848806
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Great place !

Great walk great coffee shop and super experience! Unbelievable that it is all free!! Recommending... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Agnieszka S
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Mining gold!

Well, there is something for everyone. Brilliant underground tour with an ex miner. Very... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
misshartley
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Wakefield, 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%
  • Terrible1%
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Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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New Road | Caphouse Colliery, Overton, Wakefield WF4 4RH, England
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Great walk great coffee shop and super experience! Unbelievable that it is all free!! Recommending to go underground very informative and eye opening experience with a great ( very funny) guide !! I am there nearly every week

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Reviewed 4 days ago

Well, there is something for everyone. Brilliant underground tour with an ex miner. Very informative. There is a smashing cafe that does a good variety of cold and hot meals. Caters for children and there is an afternoon tea for men and women! In the...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

An off-beat wedding venue which worked very well although transforming part of the section of seated rows for the ceremony into the early evening dining setting must have taken some doing adjourning to the adjacent cafe area whilst the transformation took place! Excellent bar and...More

Thank Susie T
Maurice M, Booking Officer at National Coal Mining Museum for England, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thank you, we are always pleased to hear from visitors. We are glad to hear the wedding went well. I have shared this with the rest of the staff.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Absolutely loved it!! My second visit there.. Our guide was Rich T who was fantastic and very thorough with questions he was asked.. Nothing was too much.. Also a good sense of humour ☺ Alan the map man was a great bloke to talk to...More

Thank Suzanne B
Maurice M, Booking Officer at National Coal Mining Museum for England, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your comments, it is always a pleasure to hear from visitors. We are pleased to hear you enjoyed your visit and do hope you will come back and see us again soon. We have lots of events planned for 2018, please check...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Told by people who lived through it. Miners had to look out for each other,it made for a special bond, and it shows. Pity it's gone.. (Watch Brassed Off before you go).

Thank Grahamspost
Maurice M, Booking Officer at National Coal Mining Museum for England, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your comments, we hope you enjoyed your visit. We have lots of events planned for 2018, check out the website for regular updates of 'What's On'.

Reviewed 1 week ago

We were having a long weekend break during the recent snow storms and due to the bad weather we decided to visit somewhere under cover and we are glad we did. We booked the underground tour which we are glad we did. It can be...More

Thank Paul J
Maurice M, Booking Officer at National Coal Mining Museum for England, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your comments, it is always a pleasure to hear from visitors. Nice to hear you enjoyed your visit and we hope you will come back and see us again soon!

Reviewed 1 week ago

I hadn't been here in years but was pleasantly surprised by the amount of effort and thought which had gone into updating the visitors centre to make it both more practical for all ages and more informative! The trip down the mine was excellently presented...More

Thank Rozie K
Maurice M, Booking Officer at National Coal Mining Museum for England, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your comments, we hope you enjoyed your visit and hope to see you again in the near future. We have lots of events planned for 2018, check out the website for more information.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Took a side trip to see this, and had a great 2/3 hours both down the pit, and in the museum/cafe. Friendly staff, All Free! and only a four pound deposit for the token to go down the mine itself. Can't imagine anyone would want...More

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Maurice M, Booking Officer at National Coal Mining Museum for England, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your great comments which I have shared with the rest of the team. We are pleased you enjoyed your visit and look forward to seeing you again soon. We have lots of events planned for 2018.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The NCM is living social history, with the recent closure of the last deep coal mine in England at Kellingley in North Yorkshire a visit here is a must, to understand ,miners did from hueing out coal by pick and shovel by candle light, young...More

Thank ronwal1955
Maurice M, Booking Officer at National Coal Mining Museum for England, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your comments which I have shared with the rest of the team. We hope you enjoyed your visit and hope you will come back and see us again in the future. We have lots of events planned for 2018, check out the...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have been here before but many years ago, so just popped in today to kill an hour and grab a tea/cake. Cafe was empty but none the less we had two teas, 1 piece of cake (small) and a scone with jam and cream....well...More

Thank wazza99
Maurice M, Marketing Assistant at National Coal Mining Museum for England, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

We are so sorry to hear that you experienced some problems in the cafe on the day of your visit. We strive to ensure the cafe offers an excellent experience and so it is concerning that you did not enjoy that aspect of your visit....More

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gle215
December 2, 2017|
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Response from gazy345 | Reviewed this property |
There is only a lift down to the bottom of the pit...just as it was when it was a working mine.
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Selinamad82
October 3, 2017|
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Response from Maurice M | Property representative |
Hi yes you do - it's quite chilly underground and you're down there for about 1 hour 20 minutes.
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Martin B
June 22, 2017|
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Response from Maurice M | Property representative |
Hi dogs are welcome around the site & nature trail but not inside or underground. Enjoy!
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