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New Surface Gallery

Our mining team have started erecting a training gallery that we got from Kellingley Colliery after it closed. Once it’s up and covered, it’ll be used as mining display on the surface which will be also be wheelchair accessible. Still a lot of work to do though.

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2018 Certificate of Excellence

We’ve earned the 2018 Certificate of Excellence from TripAdvisor! Thanks to everyone who left reviews. If you haven’t left one, please do – lets get working on 2019! Thanks also, to all the volunteers who have made peoples visits so enjoyable.

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The Apedale Hall Window

We now have a very unique piece of local history on display in the museum – A stained glass window from Apedale Hall!  This was one of a set of four each with a different heraldic shield in it.  The opportunity to acquire this came up late last year when it was put up for […]

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In the top 10!

We have just noticed that we have snuck into the top 10 things to do in Staffordshire on TripAdvisor! That puts us in the company of some of the big tourist attractions in the area. Only another thirteen and a half thousand reviews needed to have a chance of knocking Alton Towers of the #1 […]

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February Half Term

Next week is half-term, it soon comes around.  Our mining team will be running mine tours on Tuesday 20th, Wednesday 21st and Thursday 22nd, just the thing if you are looking for a day out.

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Santa Train News

Santa Trains are running as scheduled today. Please drive carefully.

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Power off 6th Dec

Our power will be off on Wednesday 6th December due to maintenance by the power company.  We will be open but while the power is off there will obviously be no hot food or hot drinks.  We also wont be able to open the museum without lighting.

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Summer Mine Tours

Through August we are offering mine tours on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. The museum will be open too, and the café is open everyday.

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Closed on 26th-27th July

We will be having some work done on our main electricity supply on the 26th and 27th July, and so will be closed for those two days. Apologies for any inconvenience while we carry out this vital maintenance.

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Next Extended Tours

Our next extended tours will be held on the 25th March and the 29th April.  Visit our Delve Deeper! page for more information.

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