National Coal Mining Museum For England

National Coal Mining Museum For England

  • Address | Yorkshire HolidaysNew Road, Overton, Wakefield, West Yorkshire, WF4 4RH
  • Phone | Yorkshire Holidays01924 848 806

A unique experience to go 140 metres underground/Open 7 days a week - 10.00-5.00pm (last underground tour 3.30pm) - Free Admission - Close to M1 and M62.

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FREE admission
FREE parking for everyone.

Opening Times

Opening Times

The Museum is open daily from 10am until 5pm

Closed 1st January and 24th-26th December annually.

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The National Coal Mining Museum for England keeps the stories of coal mining alive by creating enjoyable and inspiring ways to learn for people of all ages, backgrounds and abilities and by collecting and preserving the industry’s rich heritage.


Welcome to the National Coal Mining Museum for England

The National Coal Mining Museum for England provides a great day out with a unique opportunity to travel 140 metres underground to explore England's last deep coalmine.

Meet a Miner who will guide you on an unforgettable underground adventure at Caphouse Colliery.

Spend the whole day here & learn about the history of coalmining and the science behind it.

There's so much to see and do on our 45 acre rural site, whatever the weather.

For families, for everyone!

A must-see attraction.

FREE admission & FREE parking for everyone.

Find out why we're the Number 1 'Thing To Do' in West Yorkshire on Trip Advisor.

You can be sure of a warm Yorkshire welcome!


  • Fascinating trip underground

    Took family as a stop off trip going north good place for lunch food good and not overpriced. Free admission into museum but a small charge for underground trip is well worth paying. Mick our guide was very informative about mining along with his experiences. Tip for you leave anthing with a battery in it in the car,not allowed to take underground. Fantastic experance for us all to go down a proper pit!
    Mark M, Rugby
    29th May 2018
  • Local gem.

    Another brilliant trip today with our two children (6 & 10).

    The adventure playground has been added since our last visit which is a real asset.

    You simply must take the underground tour - the guides (ours today was Martin) are exceptional and take you on an incredible journey through time and the social history of our country.

    Thank you for a fab day out!.
    jimmydee89, Bradford
    29th May 2018
  • Cracking tour

    Had a couple of hours free. We arrived parked the car (free) but gave a donation. We signed up for the mine tour 140m underground. What a fabulous tour. 1 1/4 hours underground with an ex miner (Ian) as our guide. Very knowledgeable and funny. You could easily spend a day there. And it's all free!!!
    Donations asked for.
    Philip C, Norwich
    28th May 2018
  • Nature trail

    Only did the nature trail today with our dogs, absolutely beautiful walk, took about an hour as a leisurely stroll, lots of red bins available and it would be great for a picnic. A bit muddy in parts so wear sensible shoes.
    Rachael H, Wakefield
    28th May 2018
  • Superb Family Visit

    Went as a family group ages 5 and 8 year old children, their parents and us their grandparents. What a superb time was had by us all .The mine trip was an experience was suitable for all and we all learnt something .The guide called Steve was a character and answered questions expertly. The café has reasonably priced meals and the shop has pocket monied priced souvenirs .The little ones were then able to let up steam on the adventure playground.
    MrsdRedcar, Redcar
    28th May 2018
  • An excellent day out

    Visited for the first time today and started the visit at the cafe which was reasonably priced, clean and serving very nice food.
    Next we took a tour down the mine our guide Ian was excellent and was very funny and knowledgeable.
    The rest of the site was interesting and the kids really enjoyed the playarea.
    Gary C
    28th May 2018
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