National Coal Mining Museum

Contact Details:

New Road, Wakefield

01924848806
info@ncm.org.uk

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  • Accessibility & Facilities

    • Accessible car parking
    • Accessible toilet
    • Baby changing facilities
    • Cafe on site
    • Family friendly venue
    • Gift shop
    • Good to go
    • Guide dogs welcome
    • Picnic area
    • Playground
    • Toilets
    • Wheelchair accessible
  • Opening Hours

    Monday

    Closed all day

    Tuesday

    Closed all day

    Wednesday

    10:00 - 17:00

    Thursday

    10:00 - 17:00

    Friday

    10:00 - 17:00

    Saturday

    10:00 - 17:00

    Sunday

    10:00 - 17:00

  • Travelling by Car

    By Road: Leave the M1 at junction 40 (A638) towards Wakefield, take the first right after the third set of traffic lights (Broadway). Abdul's Restaurant will be on your right. At the end of Broadway turn right onto the A642 to Horbury and Huddersfield. Stay on this road for approximately 5 miles through Horbury Bridge and Middlestown. The Museum is then located on your right.

  • Travelling by Train

    The nearest train station is Wakefield Westgate.

National Coal Mining Museum

Experience the National Coal Mining Musuem, the site of two former working coal mines! Explore Caphouse, a modern colliery that witnessed more than two hundred years of coal production. While you’re here, take a journey 140m underground on one of our Underground Tours, where you’ll hear stories from former coal miners about their careers and the industry’s fascinating history. Back above ground, learn about the people and communities at the heart of the industry in our galleries, meet our ponies in the Discovery Centre, take a trip around our Nature Trail, let off some steam in the adventure playground, and top it all off with a stop at the café! On weekends and holidays, hop aboard and ride from Caphouse to Hope (and back again!) on our battery powered Paddy Train, which was once used to ferry miners around t’pit. Drop into the Blacksmith's Workshop on Saturdays and Sundays at 11:30am and 2:30pm for Blacksmith Demos - see the museum's resident blacksmiths, Jayne and Martin, demonstrating their skills.