Exhibition:Drawn From The Pits at National Coal Mining Museum for England

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Exhibition, Thu 3 Dec 2020 - Sun 7 Mar 2021, free entry

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Drawn From The Pits

Drawn From The Pits

© Family of the late Tom McGuinness

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Contact

National Coal Mining Museum

Address

Caphouse Colliery,
New Road,
Overton,
WF4 4RH

Events at this Venue

date event
Thu 3 Dec - Sun 7 Mar Drawn From The Pits
Thu 3 Dec - Sun 3 Jan Women in the Miners’ Strike
Sat 5 - Thu 24 Dec Santa @ Pit

Details

From the dark depths of the British mines a group of luminary artists emerged, depicting lives of mining communities in ways that could be compared to the likes of Picasso and Lowry.

See how their experiences in the mine influenced their artwork, understand why they took to art and what role it played in their lives. Play with interactive displays to mix colours, create artworks in confined spaces and make your own work of art.

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 access

Following the government’s announcement that all museums must close from 5 November 2020, the National Coal Mining Museum will now be closed reopening Thursday 3 December 2020, pending further updates.

Event details

Dates Times
Thu 3 Dec 2020 - Sun 7 Mar 2021

Prices

Free entry

Directions

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

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

Following the government’s announcement that all museums must close from 5 November 2020, the National Coal Mining Museum will now be closed reopening Thursday 3 December 2020, pending further updates.

Self-Assessed Accessibility Details

Parking

  • YesDesignated parking provided for guests with disabilities
    • YesWithin 50 metres approx. of entrance
  • Surface of the car park and pathway leading to entrance is:
    • YesSolid ie tarmac / concrete etc
  • YesDrop-off point for guests outside entrance
  • Route from the parking area to the entrance:
    • YesFlat (ie without steps)

Dining

  • YesLevel access (no steps/thresholds) or access by ramp or lift to restaurant / cafe
  • YesLevel access (ie no steps or thresholds), or access by ramp or lift to the toilets
  • YesLevel access (ie no steps or thresholds) or access by ramp to a specially adapted toilet for wheelchair users
  • YesGood contrast between the floor and walls
  • Restaurant / cafe provide meals for visitors with special dietary requirements:
    • YesGluten free (coeliacs)
    • YesLactose free (dairy free)
    • YesVegetarian
    • YesVegan
  • YesBaby changing facilities
  • YesRestaurant / café well lit and suitable for people with sight impairments
  • YesSeating suitable for wheelchair users, ie moveable and good height for person sitting in a wheelchair
  • YesHigh chairs for children
  • YesChildren's menu
  • YesAudible alarm system

Entrance

  • YesEntrance is well lit
  • YesAutomatic door at the main entrance