Going underground at the National Coal Mining Museum

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When researching my family history I discovered that I had numerous ancestors who had spent their working lives as coal miners so I thought it would be interesting to visit the National Coal Mining Museum for England and learn what it was like to work down a coal mine. The museum opened in 1988 and celebrating its 30th anniversary last year. At the time of the museum’s opening there were at least 60 mines still operating but since then they have all now closed.

Untitled The entrance to the National Coal Mining Museum

The museum is located on the A642 in Overton near Wakefield, West Yorkshire and is signposted from the M1 motorway. It was around 11.30 a.m. when we arrived and as the main car park was already full, we were directed to the overflow car park at the far end of the site. Visitors can then either walk across…

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