Free entry Family friendly


Experience the National Coal Mining Museum, the site of two former working coal mines!

Explore Caphouse, a modern colliery that witnessed more than two hundred years of coal production. While you’re here, take a journey 140m underground on one of our Underground Tours, where you’ll hear stories from former coal miners about their careers and the industry’s fascinating history.

Back above ground, learn about the people and communities at the heart of the industry in the galleries, meet the ponies in the Discovery Centre, take a trip around the Nature Trail, let off some steam in the adventure playground, and top it all off with a stop at the café!

On weekends and holidays, hop aboard and ride from Caphouse to Hope (and back again!) on the battery powered Paddy Train, which was once used to ferry miners around t’pit.

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
  • Baby Changing Facilities
  • Guide Dogs Welcome
  • Wheelchair Accessible

Venue Details

Find us at

New Road, Wakefield, WF4 4RH




Venue Facilities

  • Cafe on Site
  • Gift Shop
  • Good To Go
  • Picnic Area
  • Playground
  • Toilets