Explore the power of your voice this Easter with hands-on activities, striking stories and so much more at the National Coal Mining Museum!

🎨 Makers’ Shed

Daily, Free, Drop-in


Get creative and make statement badges inspired by objects from the 1984-1985 Miners’ Strike.

💭 Striking Stories

Daily, Free, Drop-in

11.30am, 12.30pm, 1.30pm, 2.30pm & 3pm

Meet Uncle Fred and Auntie Brenda as they chat about the 1926 Strike from when they were a child. Has much changed?

🛤️ Hope Pit Explore

Every Sunday, 12.30pm

Free, meet at Hope Pit

Explore Hope Pit to understand the functions of giant mechanical machinery and explore the Lister-Kaye Tunnel.

🍂 Artist in Residence Sculpture Making

Wednesday 27 March

Free, near train station at the Hub, timings TBC.

Join our artist-in-residence, James Brunt, to create spectacular sculptures around our site.

🐱 Animal ‘Tails’ Storytelling

Wednesday and Thursday

11am, 11.30am, 12pm, 1pm, 1.20pm and 2pm

Free, Drop-in

Discover stories about ponies and cats, just like our furry friends at the Pony Discovery Centre. Suitable for under 7s.

🚂 The Railways of Caphouse Tour

Every Wednesday, 1pm

Free, meet at Pit Yard

🧪 STEAM Club (11-16 yrs)

Wedesday 27, Thursday 28 and Friday 29 March


£5 per child, pre-bookable

Investigate potential and kinetic energy, you’ll even be able to invent a marble run that defies gravity.

Reed Bed Tour

Saturday 30 March & Saturday 6 April, 11am

Free, meet at Reception

Discover how we pump and purify orange mine water, through our innovative water treatment system.

✏️ Caphouse Creators (7-12 yrs)

Wednesday 3, Thursday 4 and Friday 5 April


£5 per child, pre-bookable

Discover how badges are used to advertise and make statements. Make your own shrinking resin badges inspired by the Strike exhibition.

Other activities include the Power House (open daily 10am-4pm), Nature Trail, Paddy Train (weather dependent), Horsekeeper talks (12pm & feeding 2:30pm), Pithead Baths Explore (12pm daily), Discovery Spots, and lots, lots more!


Venue opening hours

Monday : Closed

Tuesday : Closed

Wednesday : 9:45 am - 5:00 pm

Thursday : 9:45 am - 5:00 pm

Friday : 9:45 am - 5:00 pm

Saturday : 9:45 am - 5:00 pm

Sunday : 9:45 am - 5:00 pm

    Access facilities

  • Accessible Car Parking
  • Accessible Toilet
  • Assistance Dogs Welcome
  • Baby Changing Facilities
  • Parent And Baby
  • Relaxed
  • Touch Tours
  • Wheelchair Accessible

Venue Details

Find us at

New Road, Wakefield, WF4 4RH