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National Coal Mining Museum for England

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Closed Now: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Amazing!!

Had an amazing day with 6 and 8 year old who easily bored usually. We only left when it came over... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Paris2Berlin
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Pontefract, United Kingdom
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Took us by surprise!

Read good reviews so we decided to come, pleased we did! Staff SO enthusiastic and happy to work... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Y9425YKamys
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Brompton, 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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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Had an amazing day with 6 and 8 year old who easily bored usually. We only left when it came over the tannoy that it was closing. The underground tour was brilliant, very interesting for kids and adults. The guide we had called Mick was...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Paris2Berlin
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Read good reviews so we decided to come, pleased we did! Staff SO enthusiastic and happy to work there. The facts and stories kept us interested for 4 hours. The underground tour is a must do, gives a real insight to what it would have...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Y9425YKamys
Reviewed 5 days ago

Where to start!!! Price worth every penny, great staff, beautiful location, lots to see and do. Underground tour was fantastic, guide was very knowledgeable, friendly and had a great sense of humour. Food in the cafe was also well priced and very nice.

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Lee6370
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We visited on a Saturday morning, very good offer before 11 with bacon sandwich and a drink for £3 the children’s play area is fantastic We didn’t go into the mines as the kids were busy playing

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lovely soft play inside. Outside a large play area. We went down the pit. I advise to wear a jacket. Its cold. Very informative tour.

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We budgeted too little time to visit. We booked the underground tour in advance which was a good idea as the site was quite busy and we could go straight down, it was amazing with a knowledgeable guide who was both informative and entertaining. The...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Second visit here within a year and it's still fab. As we had a young child who was under 5 we split our group into 2 and went down the pit in pairs..a fab day was had by all. Plenty to see and do.

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank SarahDarren G
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great place to visit but you need to book if you want to do the underground tour. There is a children's play area, a chance to ride the mine train and a cafe.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Tony H
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Excellent experience would recommend to all ages including adults without children. An excellent day and good value for the cost.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank wendyallen2016
Reviewed 1 week ago

An excellent trip, especially going down to the coal face with Mick, our guide. The children in our tour were enthralled by his commentary. Very low ceilings in places (thank goodness we were provided with hard hats!). Well worth a visit. Made us realise there...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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dee s
March 3, 2019|
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Response from Smurfy2013 | Reviewed this property |
He should be fine, underground is fairly level and dry, it will be an overwhelming experience for him, it brought lots of good memories back for me, I wished that I could of taken my dad there when he was still alive- enjoy.
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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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