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Christmas Events Santa Underground Visit Santa in his magical underground grotto: • Weekends 30 Nov & 1 Dec, 7 & 8 Dec, 10am to 3.30pm • Weekend 14 Dec & 15 Dec, 10am to 4pm • Thurs 19 Dec, Fri 20 Dec, 1pm to 4.30pm • Fri 21, Sat 22, Sun 23 Dec, 10am to 4pm Cost:£6forchildren(includingagift)&£4foradults. Bookingessential:T01924848806* *£2feeforbookingandpostage Dick Whittington Pocket Panto Thurs 19 & Fri 20 Dec, 6pm Cost:£3.50child,£5.50adult. Bookingessential:T01924848806* *£2feeforbookingandpostage Christmas Craft & Gift Fair Sat 14 & Sun 15 Dec, 9.30am – 4pm Enjoybrowsingover40stallssellingseasonalgifts,jewellery andhandmadecraftsplusjoinusforfestivefamilyactivities andmore!FreeAdmission.

2014 Events The Yorkshire Brick Show 22 & 23 Feb Joinusforyourchancetosee someimpressiveLEGObrick creations!Entryisfree

Film screening: ‘The Miners’ Hymns’ 7 Feb, 6.30pm – 8.30pm Cost:£3perperson Special Exhibition: ‘Pit Profiles: Re-profiled’ 10 Feb – 11 May 2014 AntonWant’sphotographs andconversationswith KellingleyCollieryworkersin 2007,andportraitsbythe original‘40sPitProfileseries creator,H.AndrewFreeth.

School’s out February Half Term Craftworkshops1pmto4pm. Comeandmakeyourown MiningModels.

Location and Transport FindusontheA642,halfwaybetweenWakefieldand Huddersfield,easilyaccessiblefromtheM1andM62. Car: followbrownsignsfromHuddersfieldorM1;satnaventerWF44RH;amplefreeparkingforcarsandcoaches. Rail:WakefieldWestgatemainlinestationis6milesaway. Bus: fromWakefield/Huddersfieldbusstationsthe StagecoachYorkshirebusNo232stopsatTheReindeer pub,ashortwalkdownhilltotheMuseum.TheNo128 WakefieldtoDewsburystopsrightoutside.

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Opening 10am-5pmeverydayexcept24-26Decand1Jan. ForHopeStoreandLibraryopeningtimescall 01924848806orvisitwww.ncm.org.uk Admission/Parking/Booking Admissionisfreeforeveryoneandthereisfreeparking onsite.UndergroundTourscanbebookedonarrival orgroupscanpre-bookbycalling01924848806or emailingbookings@ncm.org.uk(advisableduringschool holidaytimes).Toursarefree,butgroupbookingsare subjecttoa£5bookingfee.

Underground Tours Pleasewearwarmclothingandsensiblefootwear. Weregretthatunder5sarenotabletogounderground. Toursforwheelchairuserscanbearrangedbycallingus on01924848806. 

Crafty Conversations Selected Thursdays, 12 noon – 2pm Joinourinformalcraftsessions intheCafé-bringyourlatest creationtoworkonwhileyou haveachatandacuppawith otherlike-mindedcrafters. Dates for the diary: 19 Sept 2014 17 Oct 16 Jan 14 Nov 13 Feb 19 Dec 20 Mar

National Coal Mining Museum for England Trust Ltd CaphouseColliery,NewRoad,Overton, Wakefield,WestYorkshire,WF44RH Tel: 01924848806Email: info@ncm.org.uk

All events are free admission unless stated otherwise, go online for more details: www.ncm.org.uk/what’s-on

Keep the history of coal mining alive and visit www.ncm.org.uk/donations for more information or www.ncm.org.uk/opportunities to view our latest volunteer roles.

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Wacky Wednesdays: Free under 5s activities Every Wednesday during term-time, 10.15am – 11am Eachweekwillalternate betweenStorytelling& NurseryRhymesandWacky CraftSessions. Term time dates: 3 Sept – 25 Oct 4 Nov – 20 Dec 7 Jan – 21 Feb 2014 3 March – 11 April 2014 Craft & Gift Fairs 10am – 4pm OnceamonththeMuseumis hometoafantasticcraftfair, withover40stallsselling qualitygifts,jewelleryand handmadecrafts. Dates for the diary: 12 Oct 16 & 30 Nov 14 & 15 Dec 15 March 2014

Underground Checks Allvisitorstotheundergroundtourarerequiredto purchaseacheck(cost£2.50).AfteryourTouryour£2.50 willberefundedoryoucankeepyourcheckasasouvenir ofyourvisitandthemoneywillbeusedtowardsthe runningcostsoftheMuseum.

Alldonations,nomatterhowbig orsmall,helpustocontinuethe fantasticdevelopmentsattheMuseum!

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Totally Bridal Wedding Fair 13 Oct 2013 9 Mar 2014 Freeentry

Special Exhibition: A Bevin Boy in Yorkshire 14 Oct – 26 Jan 2014 Anexhibitionshapedaround theartofformerBevinBoy, MartinHill,whosedrawings capturetheworkinglifeand environmentheexperienced undergroundduringWWII. Film screening and folk music evening: ‘The Story of the Dirty Thirty’ 19 Oct, 6.30pm – 9.30pm Thefilmfollowsthestory of30Leicestershireminers duringthe1984-1985Miners’ Strike.FollowedbyaQ&Aand livemusic. Cost:£5peradult Big Draw 26 & 27 Oct, 10am – 5pm Pickupapencilandjoinin withthenation-widecampaign togetBritaindrawing! School’s Out! Autumn Half Term SpookyHalloweendrawing andcraftactivitiesthroughout theweek,1pm-4pmeachday. Spooky, Sublime Science Workshops 31 Oct & 1 Nov, 11am & 2pm each day Joinincrazyexperimentsto makefizzingpotions,gooey slime,wackynoisesand yummysweets!Freeentry Creative Writing Workshop Saturday 19 Oct 2.30pm – 5pm Freetastersession Saturdays, 10.30am – 1pm 9 Nov – 7 Dec Cost:£39.40forthecourse– detailsatwww.ncm.org.uk orwww.wea.org.uk


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Getkittedoutwithyourhardhatandbatterylampthen journey140mundergroundtoexperiencethesights, soundsandsmellsofaworkingcoalmine.

Exploringoriginalcollierybuildingssuchasthesteam winder,medicalcentreandpitheadbathsbringsyoucloser tothedailylifeofaworkingmine,whilstthedisplays, photographsandfilmsintheGalleriestakeyoutotheheart ofminingcommunities,familylifeandminingtechnology throughthecenturies.TherestoredbuildingsatHopePit arenowhometohands-oninteractivemodelsandtouchscreendisplaysdemonstratingthescienceofmining.

EnjoytheMuseum’scountrysidesettingbyexploring thehalf-milelongNatureTrail-pickupthenew re-usable,ring-bound,activitycardsfromReceptionand youcanenjoyinteractivegamesandpuzzleswithMotty themolealongtheway(£3perpack).Onthetrail,pop intothebirdhidestoseeifyoucanspotanyofthe colliery’swildlife,thencheckouttheamazingwatertreatmentreedbeds.

OnourMeetaMinertour,suitableforallages,you’ll discoverthedangersandhardshipsfacedbythemen, womenandchildrenwhotoileddeepbelowgroundas wellasthemachinery,themethodsandtheinventionsthat changedminingthroughtheages.Ahighlightofournew family-friendlyGoMining!interactivetourisvisitingthe stabletofindouthowhorseswerelookedafter underground-haveagoatfeeding,muckingoutand puttingonthepony’sbridle.

Peer down the 140m deep newly conserved furnace shaft – or step out on the glass cover above it if you’re feeling brave!

Visit the stable yard to meet our rescue ponies, Eric & Ernie, and our beautiful Clydesdale horse Finn.You’ll also find out about the role that ponies and horses played in coal mining through the centuries. For the under 5s, there’s our new, termtime,Wacky Wednesdays offering free crafts and storytelling (10.15am – 11am) plus the ‘Little Diggers’ allotment-themed soft play area .

(The ponies are usually in the stables between 10am - 3pm).


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