National Coal Mining Museum for England (Wakefield) Reviews
Description:Address: Caphouse Colliery / New Road / Overton / Wakefield / WF4 4RH / Tel: 01924 848806
Newest Review: ... on exiting unless you chose to not get the refund and then the money would become a donation. I must say it would be extremely scrooge to not keep the token as we had a great day out for the princely sum of an optional £2 each donation. We were given a time for the underground tour, we arrived at just after 10 and our tour was 10.45. Whilst we waited, we looked round the extensive and ... more
Customer National Coal Mining Museum for England (Wakefield) Reviews (2)
by - written on 03/09/13 (Very useful, 79 readings)
My husband has been going on about visiting the National Coal Mining Museum (NCM) for about 6 months, a colleague at work had been and was really impressed, and as dear husband family were miners and the fact he loves history, he was really keen to go. I can't say that I was overly excited but to keep him happy and the lure of a free day out, off we set off on the hours journey this morning. Directions We sat navved WF4 4RH and it was a really easy journey up the MI for us. There was a large car park, plus overfill car parks, as well as parking for those with young children as well as a large disabled parking area in front of the museum. ... Read the complete review
by - written on 06/05/11 (Very useful, 157 readings)
When I was growing up in Sheffield life was pretty much dictated by two main industries - the steelworks and the coal mines. My father worked all his life in the steelworks and my mother's side of the family were miners. A few years ago the Magna Centre opened in Rotherham to celebrate the regions steelwork history so it only seems fair that we should also have a museum dedicated to the mining industry. The Magna Centre occupies the site of a former steelworks and likewise the National Museum of Coal Mining occupies the site of a former colliery. I visited the National Coal Mining Museum on the morning of Saturday 2nd April 2011. It is about a 20 mile drive ... Read the complete review
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