A chance to see history. We were in the area and decided to check it out. Very interesting. Makes you appreciate what the miners went through in the dark, damp, dangerous area. Remembering that everything we saw was dug out by hand with the youngest boys being about 8 years old and guiding the mules hauling the carts of coal. The monkey tunnel. The hospital, if you could call it that. The different shafts that lead every which way. The veins of coal that are still there. There is a two car train with electric engine that takes you about 1/2 mile into the mine. The tour lasts about 1 hour which is just enough time to finish up and get the next train out when it brings in the next group for the tour. Our guide was excellant. The museum was "interesting" but not to much to see there. You do get a jacket to wear prior to going into the mine since it is damp, water drips from the ceiling and alot colder then outside.