Delve into the history of a working colliery at the National Coal Mining Museum:
Travel back in time and discover the secrets of Peggy Thorpe, a 1940s miner’s wife.
Explore your creative side with our pony-themed paper crafting (weekdays only).
Experience the underground mine and even head outside for some fresh air in the adventure playground.
Join us on Saturday 25th May to find your toughest coal carrying runners in a traditional 800m race across the museum grounds. Find out if you have enough grit to beat your competitors and win the cash prize!
Men will carry 50kg of coal, women 20kg, youths 10kg and children 5kg in weight. The adults’ race will start at the main reception and continue for 800m to finish at the Hope Workshop, while the children and youths’ will finish opposite the roundabout.
Due to there being a maximum of 20 entrants per race, we recommend that you book your place on 01924 848806
10:00am – 5:00pm
National Coal Mining Museum, New Road, Overton, WF4 4RH