To be honest we weren't expecting too much of the mining museum. Come on let's face it, it's a museum, free and about mines... But my parents were visiting us in Yorkshire and it was raining (as it does) so we decided to give it a go. Dear were we wrong! The mining museum is the best museum I have visited, ever. I'm not particularly a fan of museums. Usually when I visit a museum it makes me feel good about myself (a bit like when you eat 5 fruit & veg a day) but it's not massively entertaining. Well we did learn about mining in the region and we had a huge amount of fun! I have to say 80% of the fun came from our guide who was absolutely brilliant. He really knew his stuff, was really funny, and seemed to love scaring us a little bit along the way. The scary lift is also an experience not to be missed in itself. At the end of the tour you can give them a contribution to help with the running costs of the museum. Please do give them a little something, it’s a great museum and worth keeping.
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