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Meet a Miner

Meet a Miner

Contact

National Coal Mining Museum for England

Address

Caphouse Colliery,
New Road,
Overton,
WF4 4RH

Events at this Venue

date event
Wed 19 - Thu 20 Dec Santa Underground
Fri 21 - Sun 23 Dec Santa Underground
Wed 9 Jan Wacky Wednesdays
Wed 16 Jan Wacky Wednesdays
Wed 23 Jan Wacky Wednesdays
Wed 30 Jan Wacky Wednesdays

Details

The National Coal Mining Museum for England provides a great day out with a unique opportunity to travel 140 metres underground to explore England's last deep coalmine.

• Meet a Miner who will guide you on an unforgettable underground adventure at Caphouse Colliery.
• Spend the whole day here & learn about the history of coalmining and the science behind it.
• There's so much to see and do on our 45 acre rural site, whatever the weather.
• For families, for everyone! The National Coal Mining Museum is a must-see attraction.
• You can be sure of a warm Yorkshire welcome!

Unique underground tours:
Get kitted out with your hard hat and battery lamp then step into the 'cage' to descend 140m underground to discover the harsh realities of coal mining through the centuries.

'Meet a Miner' - tours are led by our lively miner guides. Hear all about your guide's working life and experiences in the coalmine

Discover the different ages of mining, from Victorian times when women and children worked underground alongside men, find out about the role of pit ponies and how modern machinery changed coalmining

Please note: We regret that under 5s are not able to go underground.

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

Children welcomeDisabled accessDogs not accepted (except guidedogs)

NEW Adventure Playground

Opening details

Open Daily 10.00am-5.00pm except 24, 25 & 26 December and 1 January annually

Prices

Visitors will be asked to leave a £5 deposit for a traditional miners ‘check’ when booking on the underground tour.

Location

Directions

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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

Facilities

  • 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
  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
  • Disabled accessDisabled access
  • Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)

NEW Adventure Playground