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National Coal Mining Museum for England

Caphouse Colliery New Road, Overton, Wakefield WF4 4RH, England
+44 1924 848806
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Brilliant

I took my 2 grandchildren to the underground tour to see santa, what a great experience it was and... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Toldlad
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Brilliant visit - go and see for yourself!

This was an awe inspiring day, moving and very humbling - learning what miners had to cope with... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
KamalaEJT
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The National Coal Mining Museum for England is a unique place where the history of mining over several centuries is preserved both above and below ground. Meet a miner and descend 140m underground on a unique mine tour.
  • Excellent85%
  • Very good12%
  • Average1%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Hours Today: 10:00 - 17:00
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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Caphouse Colliery New Road, Overton, Wakefield WF4 4RH, England
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

I took my 2 grandchildren to the underground tour to see santa, what a great experience it was and the kids loved it, the miners really made the effort to make it enjoyable for everyone, we will be going back this year, it is also...More

Thank Toldlad
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This was an awe inspiring day, moving and very humbling - learning what miners had to cope with, made this a moving and eye opening experience. I thought I was fairly well informed from having visited Beamish (which is brilliant) but the detail and insight...More

1  Thank KamalaEJT
Katharine M, Booking Officer at National Coal Mining Museum for England, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you for your great comments, it is always a pleasure to hear from visitors, I have shared them with the rest of the team. We hope you will come and visit us again in the near future, wehave lots of events planned for 2017....More

Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

My partner and I took the boys as part of our summer adventures and we all throughly enjoyed it. We did the pit tour and couldn't ask for a better guide (kebab) he's great with the kids and kept the whole group engaged (adults included)....More

Thank Erica D
Katharine M, Booking Officer at National Coal Mining Museum for England, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you for your comments, it is great to hear from you. We are glad you all enjoyed your visit and look forward to seeing you again soon. We have lots of events and activities planned for the rest of the year, please check out...More

Reviewed 5 days ago

Arrived on a very hot day so my friends and I were looking forward to going underground we were not disappointed what an experience our guide Keith an ex miner with so much knowledge made our visit well worth while .the staff above ground again...More

Thank geoff0521
Katharine M, Booking Officer at National Coal Mining Museum for England, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thank you for your great comments, we are glad you enjoyed your visit. We have lots of events planned for the rest of the year, check out our website for regular updates of 'What's On'. Please come back and see us again soon!

Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Take a step back in time and discover life down the pit a fantastic day out for all the family step back in time and see how it all happened in tge coal industry one of two industrys yorkshire was built on coal mining and...More

Thank theageingstud
Katharine M, Booking Officer at National Coal Mining Museum for England, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thank you for your comments, It is always a pleasure to hear from visitors. We hope you enjoyed your visit and hope to see you again in the near future.

Reviewed 6 days ago

We decided to visit here on one of the hottest days of the year and was pleased to find out that the mine is a constant cool temperature. You only pay £3 each and get to keep a mine disc. You have to wear a...More

Thank Thekellys73
Katharine M, Booking Officer at National Coal Mining Museum for England, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thank you for your comments, glad to see you enjoyed your visit. We have lots of events planned for the rest of 2017, please checkout the website for more information of 'What's On'. We hope to see you again soon.

Reviewed 1 week ago

A wonderful day out. Knowledgeable and entertaining ex-miners and interesting exhibits. The underground tour, led by Pete was simply excellent and last the best part of 2 hours. We learned so much! Only downside - the food. Bland and uninspiring. Still, take your own sardines,...More

Thank PaulGarvey
Katharine M, Booking Officer at National Coal Mining Museum for England, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your comments, I have shared them with the rest of the museum team. We are glad to see you enjoyed your visit and we hope to see you again in the near future.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Telephoned earlier in the day to ask to book onto the underground tour and was told to just turn up as tours were every 15 minutes. Wasn't expecting anything too impressive for £3, how wrong I was. The exhibitions were very interesting and eye catching....More

Thank Stephen B
Katharine M, Booking Officer at National Coal Mining Museum for England, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your comments, glad to see you enjoyed your visit. We hope you will come and see us again. check out the website for regular updates of 'What's On'. We have lots of events planned for 2017.

Reviewed 1 week ago

Being a Mining Electrician for 25 years after being made redundant in 2005. This is a fantastic day out. You must do the Underground tour which lasts 1 hour & a half. The mining tour guide was great (Compo). A genuine miner will show you...More

Thank john w
Katharine M, Booking Officer at National Coal Mining Museum for England, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your comments, we are pleased to hear you enjoyed your visit underground. We have lots of events planned for 2017, please check out the website for more information. Come back and see us again soon!

Reviewed 1 week ago

decided to take the wife to show her what it was like where I worked very educational trip for young and old not only on the colliery surface but under ground especially make a day of it as you wont see every thing in a...More

Thank mparfitt630
Katharine M, Booking Officer at National Coal Mining Museum for England, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your comments, we hope you enjoyed your visit to the museum. We have lots of events planned for 2017, check out the website for more information of 'What's On'. Come back and see us again soon!

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Martin B
Can I take me dog
22 June 2017|
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Response from Howard C | Reviewed this property |
Not Sure but I would guess that you would have no problem visiting the surface exhibit but dogs may not be allowed underground.
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dee s
Can I take photos underground .
15 March 2017|
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Response from david s | Reviewed this property |
I'm wrong. I've now remembered that everything was indeed taken from us.
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B8bbyV
Is it ok to visit here when it's raining or is a lot outside & not advisable to visit when you may get wet?
24 February 2017|
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Response from SpireYorkshire | Reviewed this property |
Yes there are things to see outside and in different buildings. I would advise just layer up.
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