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Children's Activity Event, from 29 Oct 2019, free entry


Halloween @ Pit

Halloween @ Pit

There has been a bang, there has been an eerie sound, and the torches have all gone out… There is something going on darn pit!


Odd things have been happening at the National Coal Mining Museum, from unexplained noises and strange sensations to disembodied voices and even rumours of a strong spirit haunting the mine.

This Halloween, team up with Mary and Peggy and hunt for clues to get to the bottom of the ghostly goings-on, solving the mystery of whether or not the mine really is haunted, and if so, by who…

Join us on the 29th and 30th October for a spine-tingling underground adventure in the dark, spooky stories, Halloween-themed face-painting and crafts.

Younger children are welcome to attend, but please note that as this event does contain mild peril it may not be suitable.

5:30pm, 6:30pm & 7:30pm for approximately 1 hour.

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 welcomeGuided tours for individuals

NEW Adventure Playground and Mining Lives gallery

Event details

Dates Times
Tue 29 Oct 2019 17:30 to 20:30
Wed 30 Oct 2019 17:30 to 20:30
The Cafe will be open for food and drink. A face painter will also be on hand to help you look your scariest.


Free entry

Booking essential.
Child £7.00. Adults £5.00.

Also see



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: 6 miles from Wakefield or Huddersfield station


  • 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
  • Guided tours for individualsGuided tours for individuals

NEW Adventure Playground and Mining Lives gallery