Caphouse Colliery, New Road, Overton, Wakefield, West Yorkshire, WF4 4RH
The National Coal Mining Museum for England is located at the historic Caphouse Colliery which was established in the late-18th century and whose buildings now form the core of the museum. As part of Heritage Open Days 2013, the museum will be opening the screens building, which was used to sort the coal from the waste rock and debris. The building itself is a rare survivor of what was a very common structure across the English coalfields. In addition the museum's displays will be open as normal and underground tours in the 140m deep New Hards coal seam will also be running through each day, including our new furnace shaft display, dare you stand on the glass walkway over a 140m deep mine shaft!
This event took place in September 2013 and the entry is now archived.
Partial disabled access - No disabled access is available to the screens building due to high level access requirements, narrow & steep stairways and uneven floor surfaces. However the underground tour can accommodate wheelchair users by prior notice; the museum has chairs that are suitable for the underground tour.
Max 20 people per tour/event.
National Coal Mining Museum for England
Date last modified: 26th July 2013 at 10:53