The National Coal Mining Museum For England is located at Caphouse Colliery on the western edge of the Yorkshire coalfield. Sunk in 1770, the Caphouse site is probably the oldest still in everyday use in Britain today. On underground tours 140 metres down, visitors can experience the conditions miners worked in and see the tools and machines they used. There is also an exhibition on the social and industrial history of the mines. Visitors can see the pit head baths, steam winding house, boiler house and coal screening plant and see former working pit ponies and ride the paddy train.
Postcode - WF4 4RH