National Coal Mining Museum for England, Overton

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Experience living history at National Coal Mining Museum for England, offering free guided underground tours designed to introduce visitors to the working conditions, tools, and machines used as the mining industry developed over the centuries. Aboveground is a visitor center, housing exhibitions on the social and industrial history of the country’s mines. Other notable features include pit head baths, a steam winding house, a boiler house, and a coal screening plant. You can also ride the paddy train, walk the nature trail around the site, or visit the Stable Yard to learn about the working horses and ponies once used inside the pits. Check online for special events and exhibitions. Our Wakefield vacation planner makes visiting National Coal Mining Museum for England and other Wakefield attractions simple, and helps you make a travel plan personal to you.
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  • I have often seen the brown signpost on M1 motorway and always said ‘next time’. Well ‘next time’ was today and it was brilliant. The Underground tour with ex Miner Mick was so moving and educational ...  more »
  • A great place to find out what it was like to be a coal miner. The Underground Tour of a real(now disused) coal mine was really good, led by a real miner. Our guide Mike Green was fabulous telling us ...  more »
  • This is the most educational and entertaining day out we have had in a long long time. The reception staff most welcoming and a great warm up act for the ex miners who are the guides for the undergrou...  more »
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  • Great place for all age. Under 4 not allow. Its free entry. Only pay for charity. COOPERATIVE STAFF. RAINY day activity. Informative and interesting activity. Must go
  • What a fantastic day out. We took our 2 great - grandsons aged 6 & 10 They were a awe awestruck. Shining there miners lights in every corner. And took in ever word our guide Dave said. While we were underground. We adults were equally awestruck.. Lovely food in lovely surroundings in the cafe. Excellent talk by our guide DAVE had worked down the mines himself so he made you the feel the experience.
  • My son and daughter treated me to this for my mother's Day gift. My daughter came with me. It was her second visit, she enjoyed it the first time. I had always wanted to visit a coalmine. My grandad worked as a first aid officer and my dad worked as an electrician down the mine. I wanted to see what their working environment was like. I wasn't disappointed at all. Our guide was extremely informative and answered any questions put to him. I thoroughly recommend this place. 🤗
  • Very interesting place, a fascinating insight into a huge part of our industrial past. Going down the mine was particularly good. I also liked that most of the employees were ex miners so really knew their stuff. I went with my Dad who started working in the mines when he was 14, he was very impressed with the museum. Great for children. Very interactive and educational, It let's them experience how things were in the past, much more memorable and informative than reading about mining in a history book.
  • Unbelievably good value at just £5 for a visit. Fascinating hour down the mine with a great, informative guide with a good sense of humour. ! Nice nature trail to walk round whilst we waited for our time slot and the pit ponies were worth a visit...
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