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.

You can be sure of a warm Yorkshire welcome!

Contact Information

Email: info@ncm.org.uk

Phone: 01924 848 806

Website: https://www.ncm.org.uk/

Booking: https://www.ncm.org.uk/

Address

National Coal Mining Museum for England

Caphouse Colliery

New Road, Overton

Wakefield

West Yorkshire

WF4 4RH

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Opening Times

The Museum is open daily from 10 am until 5 pm. Closed 1st January and 24th-26th December annually.

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Directions

From the North

Leave the M1 at junction 40 (A638) towards Wakefield, take the first right after the third set of traffic lights (Broadway). The Old Malt Shovel pub will be on your right. At the end of Broadway turn right onto the A642 to Horbury and Huddersfield. Stay on this road for approximately 5 miles through Horbury Bridge and Middlestown. The Museum is then located on your right.

From the South

Leave the M1 at junction 38 (A637) and stay on this road through West Bretton and Flockton. At the Blacksmith’s Arms roundabout, take the third exit towards Horbury (A642). The Museum is about 2 miles from here on the left-hand side.

From the East

Leave the M62 at junction 29, joining the M1 southbound to London. Leave the M1 at junction 40 (A638) towards Wakefield, and take the first right after the traffic lights (Broadway). The Malt Shovel pub will be on your right. At the end of Broadway turn right onto the A642 to Horbury and Huddersfield. Stay on this road for approximately 5 miles through Horbury Bridge and Middlestown. The Museum is on the right. 

From the West

Leave the M62 at junction 24 and follow the signs for Huddersfield. Once in the centre of Huddersfield, follow the signs for the A629/A642 and pick up the brown signs for the Museum. 

Pricing

Parking and admission to the Museum is free for everyone. If you take the well-loved underground tour, you will get a traditional miners 'check' and be asked for £4 as a deposit. After your tour you can keep the check and donate the £4 to help keep the mine running or you can ask for your £4 back.