Free entry Family friendly

Opening hours

Monday : Closed

Tuesday : Closed

Wednesday : 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Thursday : 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Friday : 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Saturday : 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Sunday : 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Venue Facilities

Cafe on Site

Gift Shop

Good To Go

Picnic Area



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 our galleries, meet our ponies in the Discovery Centre, take a trip around our 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 our battery powered Paddy Train, which was once used to ferry miners around t’pit.

Drop into the Blacksmith’s Workshop on Saturdays and Sundays at 11:30am and 2:30pm for Blacksmith Demos – see the museum’s resident blacksmiths, Jayne and Martin, demonstrating their skills.