Although a little frightened and nervous of tight spaces, I wanted to see and get a feel for what the miners lived and breathed. The Miners Museum is absolutely excellent!! I am really glad I went!
It is a guide it underground tour that helps you visualize what the miners and their families lived through. As you go lower under the ground, the height reduces until it is only about 4 1/2 feet high. But that is only for a short distance, then you are upright again.
Go at least an hour before your tour so you can watch the informative video and see/read the various exhibits. They are really excellent.
In addition, before or after your tour, you can visit the company house and the company store. These buildings contain various amazing pieces of history. It is both amazing and heart wrenching at the same time.
Our guide, Sheldon Gouthro, is the BEST!!! He is a retired miner, he put meaning and feelings into his explanations. The man LIVED it. He was thorough and detailed but certainly not dull or dry. The man has an awesome sense of humor!
Hopefully he has your tour guide too!
Keep up the great work Sheldon !!
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