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The Library holds a wealth of information on the history of coal mining in England – not only the geographical and technical aspects of mining coal, but also the social, economic and political aspect of the industry and the communities it touched.
This information is available to anyone with an interest – everyone is welcomed.
Topics include: mining disasters, conditions in mines and mining communities, coal production statistics, unions, welfare, training, mining technology, regeneration, mining in the modern age, individual mines and lots more.
Please visit the Museum’s website to access the online library catalogue.
Thursday: 10.00am-12.30pm & 1.00pm-4.00pm
Friday: 10.00am-12.30pm & 1.00pm-4.00pm
Open on the first full weekend of every month: 10.00am-12.30pm & 1.00pm-4.00pm
SE 252164 53.64376 -1.61925
Leave the M1 at jct 40 (A638) towards Wakefield, take the 1st right after the traffic lights (Broadway). The Malt Shovel pub will be on your right. At the end of Broadway turn right onto the A642 to Horbury and Huddersfield.
By Public Transport:
Nearest train station: Wakefield Westgate Railway Station
Nearest bus station: Wakefield Bus Station
Bus Route: Yorkshire Traction Bus 232 from Wakefield Bus Station. Drops off outside the Reindeer Inn.
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- Coach parties accepted
- Credit cards accepted (no fee)
- Disabled access
- Disabled toilets
- Education/study area
- Facilities for groups
- Facilities for educational visits
- Gift shop
- On-site catering
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- Picnic site
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- Wheelchairs available
- Accepts groups
- Facilities for conferencing
- Facilities for corporate hospitality
- Children welcome