Hopewell Colliery, Coleford

4.9
#1 of 7 in Museums in Forest of Dean
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  • Really good visit. Great if you have youngish children with a passion for minecraft lol. About a 45 minute underground tour of the site with lots of information given out throughout the tour. Good ons...  more »
  • Today we went on a family trip to the colliery, this was with two youngsters 6&7 and a teenager of 16. I can tell you that is as adults and all of the kids really enjoyed the tour. To be able to see f...  more »
  • The guides for this small colliery are all past (or present) Forest miners and thus have a practical and detailed knowledge of life below ground. Visitors are kitted out with helmets and headlamps - b...  more »
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  • A super mine tour with an excellent guide. We spent an hour an a half on the tour instead of the usual 45 minutes. Well worth the admission. A bit steep underfoot in places but there is a handrail. Also the headroom is low in places and you have to bend slightly.
  • Wonderful and fascinating experience. Our guide, Rick was a treasure trove of knowledge and brought the past to life. Get to experience complete darkness, so dark you cannot tell if your eyes are open or shut. A wonderful experience that anyone who visits the forest should try.
  • Basic food, not dog friendly but you can sit outside (unlike Weatherspoons) with your dog providing its not too cold/raining. Seats not comfy outside. Lovely setting in forest + clean loos. Restrictions on kids going down mine.
  • Fantastic guide, very clued up on the history and function of the mine and made the tour extremely worthwhile. A hidden gem, well worth the visit
  • It was a really interesting trip down the mine, unassuming place with very nice people. Guide was great with kids and we really enjoyed it. Lovely cream teas as well!

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