Free event Family friendly


Take a Heritage Walk around the National Coal Mining Museum.

Learn how the Lister Kaye family took a huge gamble on a new mineral line to take the coal to market, which was a feat of engineering to overcome the steep inclines and declines but ensured the growth of the family business and the building of new social ties between the local communities. Enjoy the shades, sights and sounds of the countryside around and beyond the Museum in this entertaining two-hour circular walk, down local roads and country lanes (with some inclines).

“I would definitely recommend the Heritage walk around the mining museum: a lovely walk in beautiful countryside and learning something whilst doing it. Paul and Colin were both really knowledgeable and kept the group at a pace that was comfortable for everyone. In fact, we enjoyed it so much the first time we did it, we came back to do it again with a different set of friends.” Gillian Caldicott.

Useful Information

This walk is easy - moderate, with several short, steep inclines
Appropriate footwear will be required for road and off-road walking
Dogs are welcome
Please note, this event is not suitable for young children or those with limited mobility

Places are strictly limited, and we recommend you book in advance

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

Venue Details

Find us at

New Road, Wakefield, WF4 4RH