National Coal Mining Museum

Caphouse Colliery, New Road, Overton, Wakefield, Yorkshire WF4 4RH
New Road England WF4 4RH GB
01924 84880601924 848806

The National Coal Mining Museum for England provides a great day out with a unique opportunity to travel 140 metres underground down one of Britain’s oldest working mines. Situated in a rural setting, it offers an unusual combination of exciting experiences, whilst providing a genuine insight into the hard-working lives of miners through the ages.

  • There is lots to see and do including:
  • Underground Tours and Furnace Shaft
  • Meet the Ponies in the stable yard.
  • Discover our Special Exhibition
  • Enjoy a stroll around the Nature Trail
  • ‘Little Diggers’ under 5s soft play area
  • Explore our Galleries and original Colliery Buildings
  • Interactive displays and activities at Hope Pit and Hope Store
  • Visit the Shop, Cafe and Picnic Area

Opening Times: Daily from 10am until 5pm (closed 1st January and 24th-26th December annually).

Costs: Parking and admission to the Museum and Underground Tours is free, tours run regularly from 10am until 3.15pm.

Please note; If you are going on an underground tour, you will be asked to purchase a ‘check’ for the refundable cost of £2.50.

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