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.
National Coal Mining Museum for England Reviews
Great place for a few hours with the kids - lots to see above ground with a great playground. The café serves lovely food and over half term we really enjoyed listening to the actors and their talks. ... more »
Lovely place steeped in Yorkshire history. Lots of things to do and see. Child friendly. Lovely nature trail. Fabulous playground. Going down the mine is real experience and makes you grateful it is a... more »
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.
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