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This year the National Coal Mining Museum for England is celebrating the extraordinary lives of the heroes and heroines of coal mining.
Who do you consider a hero of mining? Maybe it is someone who showed you the ropes when just starting out in mining, or a relative that worked hard all their life to provide for their family. Perhaps it is someone that you have read about; an inventor, a social reformer or a rescue man going above and beyond.
There are lots of ways to nominate your hero.
If you come to the Museum, fill out a nomination card or talk to a member of staff.
If you can’t make it onsite, visit our online Hero’s hub, which includes lots of information such as our hero of the week and a heroes gallery.
If you are on social media, you can nominate on the Museum’s Facebook page or on Twitter at #WhatIsHeroism.
Commemorate a hero in your family in the Miners' Memorial Garden
|Sat 28 May - Sat 31 Dec 2016|
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.
- Baby changing facilities
- 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
- On-site light refreshments
- Picnic site
- Public toilets
- Regional Tourist Board Member
- Wheelchairs available
- Accepts groups
- Facilities for conferencing
- Facilities for corporate hospitality