Pit at The National Coal Mining Museum for England

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This February Half Term at the Pit at the National Coal Mining Museum for England, learn about the history of coalmining and get hands-on with their fun activities, with a mining twist! Best of all, it’s free!

Tuesday 13th & Thursday 15th Feb

‘Exploring Light and Dark’ family friendly art activities linked to Ian Beesley’s Big Big Camera photo exhibition

Sunday 18th Feb

‘Map your Memories’ with Edgeland Arts. Share your stories of hidden Wakefield by discovering archive coalmining maps from the Museum collection. Help us create a new map representing memories and stories of place in the past and present.

Monday 19th to Friday 23rd Feb

‘Exploring Light and Dark’ family friendly art activities linked to Ian Beesley’s Big Big Camera photo exhibition.

Saturday 17th to Sunday 25th Feb

Meet one of the Museum’s living history characters – keeping the stories of coal mining alive.

Plus, there’s even more!

Visit the Big Big Camera Exhibition, in the special exhibition gallery.
Take an underground tour 140m below the surface with an ex-miner as your own personal tour guide and discover a world beneath your feet.
Learn more about the museum’s galleries and original colliery buildings.
Meet their Blacksmith’s in Residence at the Blacksmith’s Forge at Hope Pit.
Marvel at the Furnace Shaft – dare you walk over the 140m shaft?
Visit their pit ponies Eric and Ernie and Budd and Clydesdale Finn in the stables.
Explore the museum’s nature trail and see what creatures big and small you can find.
Run off steam in the new Adventure Playground.
Try the family activity trails available from Reception.
Download the free app iSPY Explore and see if you can find all the items around the Museum.

More Information

To find out more, visit https://www.ncm.org.uk/