Easter @ Pit

Saturday 23rd March 2024
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Organisation Name
National Coal Mining Museum for England
National Coal Mining Museum
Caphouse Colliery, New Rd
West Yorkshire
West Yorkshire

Explore the power of your voice this Easter with hands-on activities, striking stories and so much more.

Makers’ Shed
Daily, Free, Drop-in

Get creative and make statement badges inspired by objects from the 1984-1985 Miners’ Strike.

Striking Stories
Daily, Free, Drop-in
11.30am, 12.30pm, 1.30pm, 2.30pm & 3pm

Meet Uncle Fred and Auntie Brenda as they chat about the 1926 Strike from when they were a child. Has much changed?

Hope Pit Explore
Every Sunday, 12.30pm
Free, meet at Hope Pit

Explore Hope Pit to understand the functions of giant mechanical machinery and explore the Lister-Kaye Tunnel.

Artist in Residence Sculpture Making
Wed 27 March
Free, near train station at the Hub, timings tbc

Join our artist-in-residence, James Brunt, to create spectacular sculptures around our site.

Animal ‘Tails’ Storytelling
Wednesday and Thursday
11am, 11.30am, 12pm, 1pm, 1.20pm and 2pm
Free, Drop-in

Discover stories about ponies and cats, just like our furry friends at the Pony Discovery Centre. Suitable for under 7s.

The Railways of Caphouse Tour
Every Wednesday, 1pm
Free, meet at Pit Yard

Unearth the secrets of our coal’s incredible journey, from the mighty locomotives that carried it, to the hidden passage that saw it vanish far away from site.

STEAM Club (11-16 yrs)
Wed 27, Thu 28 and Fri 29 March
£5 per child, pre-bookable

Investigate potential and kinetic energy, you’ll even be able to invent a marble run that defies gravity.

Reed Bed Tour
Sat 30 March & Sat 6 April, 11am
Free, meet at Reception

Discover how we pump and purify orange mine water, through our innovative water treatment system.

Caphouse Creators (7-12 yrs)
Wed 3, Thu 4 and Fri 5 April
£5 per child, pre-bookable

Discover how badges are used to advertise and make statements. Make your own shrinking resin badges inspired by our Strike exhibition.

Other activities include the Power House (open daily 10am-4pm), Nature Trail, Paddy Train (weather dependent), Horsekeeper talks (12pm & feeding 2:30pm), Pithead Baths Explore (12pm daily), Discovery Spots, and lots, lots more!



For more information including contact details please visit the National Coal Mining Museums directory listing on our website –

National Coal Mining Museum for England

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