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Category: Museums, Local time: 13:25:27, Address: New Road, Overton, United Kingdom, Tel.: +44 1924 848806, Official WWW website:

National Coal Mining Museum is one of the sites which are included in the "European Route of Industrial Heritage". It is located in the United Kingdom , in the metropolitan county of West Yorkshire, in Overton .

The Museum

The National Coal Mining Museum in Overton was established in the former mine called Caphouse. The coal had been mined there from at least 1789 to 1985, when the mine was closed. It is a unique example of coal mining in the last centuries. In 1995 the museum became the National Museum. The National Coal Mining Museum presents the life and the working conditions of miners who used to work underground. There are numerous period tools and devices, and you can learn a lot about the historical development of mining industry. A part of the museum is a visitor center with additional expositions. When under the surface, you can have a ride in the mine train.

Practical Information

National Coal Mining Museum is open daily from 10 to 17 . It is closed on 1 January and 24-26 December. Admission is free. It is recommendable to wear warm clothes into the museum. Cigarettes, lighters, batteries and electronic devices should be left at home.

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GPS: 53.6434, -1.6195
Altitude: 140 m
Date of foundation: 1988
Last update: Nov 10, 2012 8:32:46 PM

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The information has not been confirmed by the owner yet Does the museum organize educational programs?: for schools
The information has not been confirmed by the owner yet Type of the museum: museum
The information has not been confirmed by the owner yet Museum specialised in: industry, sports and sport equipment, folk architecture

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