National Coal Mining Museum for England

The National Coal Mining Museum for England stands on the site of Caphouse Colliery, which, until its closure in the 1980s, contributed to Britain's industrial might. There is an array of machinery around the pithead buildings as well as displays evoking the life of the miners. The highlight is the descent (140m) into the old workings.

Useful information

Address:

New, WF4 4RH Middlestown

Phone:

+44 1924 848806

Price:

free of charge

Opening hours

10am-5pm - closed 24-26 Dec and 1 Jan - Guided tour available (1hr45) in English between 10am and 3.15pm (2.30pm Nov-mid Feb)

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