A unique opportunity to travel 140 metres underground down one of Britain's oldest working mines, with an ex-miner as your guide.

The 'Meet a Miner' tour takes you on a journey through time to discover the different ages of mining, from Victorian times, when women and children worked underground alongside men, through to pit ponies and modern machinery. Hear all about your guide's working life and experiences in the mines. Above ground, find out more about the development of mining in the exhibitions around the site. Visit the galleries, Little Diggers' under fives play area, meet the the pit ponies and the gentle giant Clydesdale horse, and explore the nature trail.

National Coal Mining Museum for England

Free to all

Caphouse Colliery, New Road, Overton, Wakefield, West Yorkshire, WF4 4RH

01924 848806


Opening times

Mon – Sun, 10am – 5pm Closed 24 – 26 Dec and 1 Jan

Exhibitions nearby

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