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National Coal Mining Museum for England


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39 reviews


Very Good




(March 2020 - Primary - Post No: 20476 )

(February 2020 - Primary - Post No: 19901 )

Excellent trip. The children really deepened their understanding of the origins of coal which linked in perfectly to our science topic of rocks. Very well organised venue with knowledgeable staff. Very interactive and fun for children and adults alike. Would highly recommend for other schools. (February 2020 - Primary - Post No: 19419 )

great trip students really enjoyed it (January 2020 - Primary & Secondary - Post No: 19297 )

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(January 2020 - Primary - Post No: 18832 )

A real hidden gem in the local area. A good variety of activities on offer and helpful staff to hand. (January 2020 - Secondary - Post No: 18710 )

Excellent trip underground. Held the kids attention. Guides were very knowledgeable and knew hoe to work well with kids. (December 2019 - Secondary - Post No: 18523 )

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(December 2019 - Primary - Post No: 18416 )

Great knowledgeable staff at the mining museum. The workshop was very engaging and all children were actively involved. (November 2019 - Primary - Post No: 18095 )

(November 2019 - Primary - Post No: 17709 )

Fantastic event - exceeded our expectations! (November 2019 - Primary - Post No: 17402 )

It was a rainy day when we went so I was glad that I had booked the workshop on rocks and soils.This was excellent - interactive and fast paced so that the children did not become restless. The underground tour was tailored to meet the needs of our group. The shop was well stocked and we managed a quick look at some museum exhibits. Some children were able to visit the horses and had a quick play on the equipment at the adventure play area. (October 2019 - Primary - Post No: 16696 )

Easy to book. Information and RA quickly sent through to school. Lovely children's playground that can be used without accessing the museum. Nice café too - allowed the children to eat packed lunches in the café if adults bought food. Gift shop quite expensive. (August 2019 - Primary - Post No: 15346 )

51 students investigating GCSE Potable Water ideas. Data collection and water analysis activities were engaging, with excellent student voice feedback. Pertinent links were drawn to student preconceptions throughout. Excellent weather; overall, a fantastic day. (July 2019 - Secondary - Post No: 14368 )

Students undertook investigation of water to link to GCSE Potable Water ideas - activities were engaging, and lots of relevant links were drawn to student preconceptions - although the activity was a little rushed in places and the weather was atrocious. Mine tour was a highlight for many students. Overall, an excellent day. (July 2019 - Secondary - Post No: 14367 )

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(May 2019 - Post No: 12101 )

The children were able to extend their knowledge of coal mining in England and our local area. They learned new facts and had fun exploring the real coal mine. (May 2019 - Primary - Post No: 11621 )

An excellent visit which met all of our learning objectives. (March 2019 - Primary - Post No: 10412 )

Excellent educational and inspiring location for children to learn about industrial history, local history and the effects work has on individuals and families. Brilliant delivery of workshops and passionate discussion regarding a way of life that although no longer a vibrant part of our community, it was responsible for shaping our community particularly in Yorkshire and the North East. (March 2019 - Post No: 10157 )

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(February 2019 - Primary - Post No: 9753 )

Very informative guide, excellent knowledge of coal mining. (February 2019 - Secondary - Post No: 9225 )

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A fantastic day exploring the mine and exhibits (November 2018 - Primary - Post No: 8207 )

We had a slight issue with the designated space for our lunchbreak today as another school did not split its groups as advised by the timetable they received from the venue. Other than that, the trip ran smoothly and we could use it as a stimulus again. The children particularly enjoyed the underground tour and the visit to the pit ponies. Should we go again, the playground with the revamped facilities could be used by the children provided the relevant risk assessment had been done. DS 26.09.18 (September 2018 - Primary - Post No: 6468 )

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(July 2018 - Post No: 5758 )

Fantastically organised afternoon, which the students thoroughly enjoyed. (July 2018 - Secondary - Post No: 5165 )

(May 2018 - Post No: 3605 )

A very useful visit with knowledgeable staff conducting the underground tour (April 2018 - Primary - Post No: 2824 )

A fantastic educational facility, very accomodating all staff at the coal mine knew about their role. The tour guides (miners) have years of experience and really engage all children when down insode the mine. (March 2018 - Primary - Post No: 1749 )

The students thoroughly enjoyed their trip to the National Coal Mining Museum. The loved listening to 'Sally' telling them what it was like to work underground in the 1800s. Fantastic museum and will definitely visit again in the future. (March 2018 - Secondary - Post No: 1563 )

This is a fantastic museum. The students learnt a lot about coal mining and loved Listening to Sam's story in the 1842 gallery. We will definitely visit this museum again (February 2018 - Secondary - Post No: 1104 )

Excellent visit for4 the children. Tour guides extremely informative. Very well organised for large groups such as ours. (January 2018 - Primary - Post No: 401 )


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