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Children's Activity Event, Sat 17 - Sun 25 Feb 2018, free entry


Visitors enjoying art activities

Visitors enjoying art activities


Sarah Firth

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Caphouse Colliery,
New Road,

Events at this Venue

date event
Wed 24 Jan - Wed 28 Feb Big Big Camera Exhibition
Wed 31 Jan - Wed 18 Jul Wacky Wednesdays
Sat 17 - Sun 25 Feb Half Term @ Pit
Sat 10 - Sun 11 Mar British Science Week @ Pit : Science Show
Wed 14 Mar Wacky Wednesday Science Special
Sun 18 Mar Family Science Day : See How They Run


Half Term @ Pit

For Families, For Everyone!

This February Half Term @ Pit learn about the history of coalmining and get hands-on with our activities with a mining twist! Plus it's all FREE! #lovelearning.

Tues 13th & Thurs 15th Feb
‘Exploring Light and Dark’ family friendly art activities linked to Ian Beesley’s Big Big Camera photo exhibition

Sun 18th Feb
‘Map your Memories’ with Edgeland Arts.
Share your stories of hidden Wakefield by discovering archive coalmining maps from the Museum collection. Help us create a new map representing memories and stories of place in the past and present.

Mon 19th to Fri 23rd Feb
‘Exploring Light and Dark’ family friendly art activities linked to Ian Beesley’s Big Big Camera photo exhibition.

Sat 17th to Sun 25th Feb
Meet one of the Museum’s living history characters – keeping the stories of coal mining alive.

Fred @ Pithead Baths. See where the miners cleaned up at the end of a shift.
Peggy Thorpe. Find out about life in a pit village.


Plus for the more inquisitive, why not surprise yourself...

Visit the Big Big Camera Exhibition, in the special exhibition gallery.
Take an underground tour 140m below the surface with an ex-miner as your own personal tour guide and discover a world beneath your feet.
Learn more about the museum's galleries and original colliery buildings.
Meet our Blacksmith's in Residence at the Blacksmith's Forge @ Hope Pit.
Marvel at the Furnace Shaft - dare you walk over the 140m shaft?
Visit our pit ponies Eric and Ernie and Budd and Clydesdale Finn in the stables.
Explore the museum's nature trail and see what creatures big and small you can find.
Run off steam in the NEW Adventure Playground.
Family activity trails available from Reception.
Download our free app iSPY Explore and see if you can find all the items around the Museum.

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

NEW Adventure Playground

Event details

Dates Times
Sat 17 - Sun 25 Feb 2018


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