Heritage Open Days: Screens Tours

National Coal Mining Museum

Free event Family friendly

Date

Now - Sun 19 Sep 2021

Time

10:30 - 15:15

The National Coal Mining Museum for England will once again allow access to visitors to see inside the Coal Screens Building – a rare survivor of what was a very common structure across the English coalfields.


This September, enjoy exclusive access to our rarely-seen screening rooms which we’ll be opening up especially for the Heritage Open Day weekends! Learn from a former miner and a Pit Brow Lass about how coal was brought out of the ground and even get an up close look at the last wooden headgear in Europe.


During this unique experience, discover how miners’ productivity and pay was measured, how the coal was screened so it could be graded for different markets and how waste was removed from coal.


You’ll need a good head for heights and be happy with steep and narrow stairs to enjoy this rare opportunity to go behind the scenes and see inside the plant where coal was sorted for nearly 100 years!


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This event will run 11-12th & 18-19th September at 10:30-11:15, 12:30-13:15 and 14:30-15:15

Please be aware, there are steep steps that lead up to the screens building.

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11th September 2021

10:30am - 11:15am

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11th September 2021

12:30pm - 01:15pm

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11th September 2021

02:30pm - 03:15pm

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12th September 2021

10:30am - 11:15am

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02:30pm - 03:15pm

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10:30am - 11:15am

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12:30pm - 01:15pm

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02:30pm - 03:15pm

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Venue Details

Find us at

New Road, Wakefield, WF4 4RH

Phone

01924848806

Email

info@ncm.org.uk

Access Facilities

Accessible Car Parking

Accessible Toilet

Baby Changing Facilities

Family Friendly Venue

Guide Dogs Welcome

Wheelchair Accessible