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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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Fantastic Day Out

This is an amazing day out. Lots to do and see. We even ran a race carrying a sack of coal. All... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
karen6kelly2016
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Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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frightenly realistic

without a doubt this is the most moving of any museam ihave ever been to.most of us remember the... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
wellow10
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Northampton, Australia
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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 2 days ago via mobile

This is an amazing day out. Lots to do and see. We even ran a race carrying a sack of coal. All the Staff are so friendly and helpful. Worth a visit underground, the knowledge of these volunteers is great. We took our dogs and...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago

without a doubt this is the most moving of any museam ihave ever been to.most of us remember the miners.strike of the 80s and the portrayal of miners but if you go on the underground tour feel a lot more sympathy for their past those...More

1  Thank wellow10
Reviewed 4 days ago

We ad a great time at the mining museum.as my husband is an ex miner himself the children were very interested in what they saw and experienced .its good for them to find out how things haves changed over the years .

Thank Jeannette J
Reviewed 5 days ago

This place is just excellent and is a unique insight into our not so distant past and industrial heritage. The guides on site are real experts who have a wealth of experience and this really comes across during your visit. Dont miss it !

Thank Howard C
Katharine M, Booking Officer at National Coal Mining Museum for England, responded to this review

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. check out the website for regular updates of 'What's On'.

Reviewed 6 days ago

There is plenty of things to do from a pleasant walk to visiting the museum section to actually going down a mine shaft and walking around a coal face. There is an age limit on who can go down the mine shaft so you may...More

1  Thank montan2015
Katharine M, Booking Officer at National Coal Mining Museum for England, responded to this review

Thank you for your comments, we hope you enjoyed your visit to the museum. Check out our website for regular updates of 'What's On'. We hope to see you again soon.

Reviewed 6 days ago

A really good time for the kids can be had but you'll probably find that you will struggle to fill in the whole day here. Staff are friendly,the tour guides are good and even yourself will find something interesting to see and maybe do. All...More

Thank ainsy30
Katharine M, Booking Officer at National Coal Mining Museum for England, responded to this review

Thank you for your comments, glad you had a good time. during school holidays we have lots of events and activites on for families, many people spend the whole day here. We hope you will come back and see us again, check out the website...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Ideal for a family or just an interesting day out, they have an are for children to explore and play and a nice little cafe to have a spot of tea or a bite to eat. The underground tour of course is the crown jewel...More

Thank Joel B
Katharine M, Booking Officer at National Coal Mining Museum for England, responded to this review

Thank you for your comments, it is always a pleasure to hear from visitors. We are glad you enjoyed your visit and hope to see you again in the near future. Please check out our website for regular updates of 'What's On'.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Team building exercise with work. Including a short tour underground. Fantastic tour guide Brian. After this would certainly consider taking the children/grandchildren for the full tour and museum visit. Also helped that we won the exercise.

Thank Donna S
Katharine M, Booking Officer at National Coal Mining Museum for England, responded to this review

Thank you for your comments, glad to hear your enjoyed your underground tour. Congratulations on your win!! Come back and see us again soon, we have lots of events planned for 2017. Check out the website for regular updates of 'What's On'.

Reviewed 1 week ago

Very interesting place giving a real experience of what a mine is like. There are many historical exhibits that are very interesting. Excellent facilities.

Thank jes007
Katharine M, Booking Officer at National Coal Mining Museum for England, responded to this review

Thank you for your comments, we hope you enjoyed your visit. We have lots of events planned for 2017, please check out the website for regular updates of 'What's On'. We hope to see you again soon!

Reviewed 1 week ago

Family day out with daughter and 3 young grandsons. The exhibitions and whole site with play areas, ponies, machinery, and old pit structures were fascinating. The boys were thoroughly entertained and learned so much. Need to revisit so the adults can go underground and the...More

1  Thank chris2452016
Katharine M, Booking Officer at National Coal Mining Museum for England, responded to this review

Thank you for your comments, glad to see you enjoyed your visit. I have passed these onto all the team to see. We hope you come back and see us again soon. Check out the website for regular updates of 'What's On'.

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Denise S
Can I take photos underground .
16 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?
25 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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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?
25 February 2017|
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Response from Peter R | Reviewed this property |
It is a mix - so better to wait for decent weather
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