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Exhibition, Mon 3 Apr - Sun 31 Dec 2017, free entry


By The People, For The People

By The People, For The People


National Coal Mining Museum

01924 848806


Caphouse Colliery,
New Road,

Events at this Venue

date event
Mon 3 Apr - Sun 31 Dec By The People, For The People
Sat 22 Jul - Sun 3 Sep School’s Out : Seaside @ Pit
Fri 25 - Mon 28 Aug Leafers at t'Pit


On 1st January 1947 the coal industry became nationalised. Britain’s mines were no longer the property of individual coal companies or owners, but were now managed by the National Coal Board (NCB) on behalf of the people.

Throughout 2017, the National Coal Mining Museum will be marking the 70th anniversary of the nationalisation of the coal industry with a special exhibition ‘By the People, For the People’.

Looking back to the start of this historic event and explore why the mines were nationalised and what it meant for the industry and its workforce.

Baby changing facilitiesCoach parties acceptedCredit cards accepted (no fee)Disabled toiletsEducation/study areaFacilities for groupsFacilities for educational visitsGift shopOn-site cateringOn-site light refreshmentsPicnic sitePublic toiletsRegional Tourist Board MemberWheelchairs availableAccepts groupsFacilities for conferencingFacilities for corporate hospitality

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Event details

Dates Times
Mon 3 Apr - Sun 31 Dec 2017 10:00 to 17:00


Free entry



See location of National Coal Mining Museum for England on Google mapsSee location on Google maps

Map reference: SE 252164  Lat: 53.64376 Long: -1.61925

By Road:
Leave the M1 at jct 40 (A638) towards Wakefield, take the 1st right after the traffic lights (Broadway). The Malt Shovel pub will be on your right. At the end of Broadway turn right onto the A642 to Horbury and Huddersfield.

By Public Transport:
Nearest train station: Wakefield Westgate Railway Station
Nearest bus station: Wakefield Bus Station
Bus Route: Yorkshire Traction Bus 232 from Wakefield Bus Station. Drops off outside the Reindeer Inn.

Parking: free

Accessible by Public Transport


  • Baby changing facilitiesBaby changing facilities
  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (no fee)
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Education/study areaEducation/study area
  • Facilities for groupsFacilities for groups
  • Facilities for educational visitsFacilities for educational visits
  • Gift shopGift shop
  • On-site cateringOn-site catering
  • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
  • Picnic sitePicnic site
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Regional Tourist Board MemberRegional Tourist Board Member
  • Wheelchairs availableWheelchairs available
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Facilities for conferencingFacilities for conferencing
  • Facilities for corporate hospitalityFacilities for corporate hospitality

NEW Adventure Playground