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National Coal Mining Museum for England

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Caphouse Colliery New Road, Overton, Wakefield WF4 4RH, England
+44 1924 848806
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As we were shopping near by I’m Middlestown it was a spur of the moment decision to visit this... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Pontefract, United Kingdom
via mobile

As a ex miner I had to go and see how true to life it is and I must say it's as close as it can be... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Thomas D
Barnsley, United Kingdom
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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.
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  • Very good12%
  • Average1%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
Caphouse Colliery New Road, Overton, Wakefield WF4 4RH, England
+44 1924 848806
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

As we were shopping near by I’m Middlestown it was a spur of the moment decision to visit this museum. We had a fascinating time with our guide Rich T. A local man who used to work in Cap House Colliery, now the museum. I...More

Thank Dallydon
Reviewed 3 days ago

As a ex miner I had to go and see how true to life it is and I must say it's as close as it can be with all the health and safety they have to put in place.Our guide underground was a ex Miner...More

Thank Thomas D
Reviewed 3 days ago

We thoroughly enjoyed our visit, there really is a great deal to see and you really have to have a good look around all the buildings and read all the interpretation boards to help you get a better understanding of exactly how it all comes...More

Thank Jan W
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Recently visited here with friends - it was a great time! Definitely recommend the tour to go down the mines, it's only £4 each and you get a whole guided-tour hour down there. We enjoyed the energy of our guide, Een, who was great with...More

Thank JackonFrodo
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

There's something for everyone here and with free entry and a brand spanking new playground the NCM makes for a fantastic day out. The cafe has recently been extended to provide outdoor seating aswell as a variety of lovely home cooked meals at a very...More

Thank Victoria W
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

As a southerner living up north, I’ve of course learned the basics of the mining culture up here. I’m living in Barnsley and stupidly left this an entire year before visiting here. The tour was absolutely fantastic and extremely impressed. It’s run by real miners...More

Thank LGBT-Joseph
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Rainy miserable Sunday so thought we'd go as it's just round the corner and inside. Didn't think I'd be that fussed to be honest but I actually really enjoyed it. Our tour guide Eed was so funny, great with the kids and adults alike and...More

Thank Tracey J
Reviewed 6 days ago

This was one of the best visits I have had in years always imagined what it must have been like for my Father ,uncles and friends it was a real eye opener as to what it must have been like for them.So enjoyed going down...More

Thank Richard I
Reviewed 6 days ago

Me and my wife came here to see Santa Claus @ Christmas, down in the coal mine. It was a great experience, our son loved it! The staff put on a great show.

Thank John D
Reviewed 1 week ago

we had a fantastic time here .. our tour guide was martin and i could not rate him enough he was brilliant !! he told jokes .. he got the kids involved .. he told us all about the past in coal mining and how...More

Thank Kirsty D
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3 October 2017|
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Response from Mark W | Reviewed this property |
I would bring a coat for sure. It is not too far to take it back to the car afterwards should the Above ground temperature dictate. however, this time of year you will likely need it even here.
Martin B
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.
dee s
15 March 2017|
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Response from Robert A | Reviewed this property |
No chance unless it is completely manual, i.e. no batteries or electronics, everything electrical has to be FLP certified.