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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.
Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
Caphouse Colliery New Road | Caphouse Colliery, Overton, Wakefield WF4 4RH, England
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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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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.
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
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 day for a fiver.