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Sporting Event, Sat 25 May 2019, free entry


Caphouse Coal Race

Caphouse Coal Race


Join us on Saturday 25th May to find your toughest coal carrying runners in a traditional 800m race across the museum grounds. Find out if you have enough grit to beat your competitors and win the cash prize!

Men will carry 40kg of coal, women 20kg, youths 10kg and children 5kg in weight. The adults' race will start at the main reception and continue for 800m to finish at the Hope Workshop, while the children and youths' will finish opposite the roundabout.

Race Programme

Children's Races - £1 Entry Fee (Aged 11-14)

Boys - 11.00am
Girls - 11.20am
Youths' Races - £2 Entry Fee (Aged 15-17)

Boys - 12.00pm
Girls - 12.20pm
Adults' Races - £7.50 Entry Fee

Men - 1.00pm
Women - 1.20pm
Due to there being a maximum of 20 entrants per race, we recommend that you book your place on 01924 848806.

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 accepted

NEW Adventure Playground and Mining Lives gallery

Event details

Dates Times
Sat 25 May 2019 11:00 to 13:20


Free entry

The event is FREE to spectators participants pay according to the race they take part in:
Children's Races - £1 Entry Fee (Aged 11-14)
Youths' Races - £2 Entry Fee (Aged 15-17)
Adults' Races - £7.50 Entry Fee

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
  • Disabled accessDisabled access
  • Dogs acceptedDogs accepted

NEW Adventure Playground and Mining Lives gallery