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National Coal Mining Museum for England


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24 reviews


Very Good




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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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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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 )

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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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