Enjoy sunshine at the beach, explore the great outdoors, discover the Rescue! Stories from the mines and learn about today’s emergency services in a fun filled programme of Summer at Pit events throughout the summer holidays at the National Coal Mining Museum.


Meet representatives from the different emergency services every Friday throughout the school holidays. They include: 

28 Jul – Red Cross

4 Aug – RNLI & Fire Service

11 Aug – Air Ambulance

18 Aug – Fire Service

25 Aug – RNLI & Police Dogs

1 Sep – Mountain Rescue

Science Show

Daily, Wed-Sun throughout the summer holidays

Free, drop-in 

Join us for our exciting and entertaining Science Show! More information coming soon!

Makers’ Shed

Daily, Wed-Sun throughout the summer holidays

Free, drop-in

Get creative and crafty with our free activities exploring all-things Rescue! and emergency services.

Caphouse Creators Summer Special (7–12-year-olds)

Alternating weeks from 26 Jul – 25 Aug

£5 per child, pre-bookable here

7–12-year-olds are invited to get creative at our hands-on club, working with authentic materials to learn practical techniques!

STEAM Club Summer Holiday Special (9–16-year-olds)

Alternating weeks from 2 Aug – 1 Sep

£5 per child, pre-bookable here

Other activities for Summer at Pit include the Nature Trail, Paddy Train (weather dependent), Blacksmiths Demonstrations, Horsekeeper talks and lots, lots more!

PLEASE NOTE: The National Coal Mining Museum is closed Mondays and Tuesdays.

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
  • Braille And Tactile Signage
  • Dementia Friendly
  • Guide Dogs Welcome
  • Parent And Baby
  • Wheelchair Accessible

Venue Details

Find us at

New Road, Wakefield, WF4 4RH