Blow away the Christmas cobwebs with a visit to Big Pit National Coal Museum

Join us at Big Pit during January for something different to what is usually on offer.

Whilst the world famous underground tour is closed for essential maintenance on weekdays throughout January, the Miner Guides will be on hand to offer guided surface tours, plus our Conservations Stores will be open with a guide on hand to explain the various mining machines on display. King Coal: The Mining Experience, the Pithead Baths Exhibition, Coffee Shop and Gift Shop will all be open too.

There’s also a unique opportunity to meet our Resident Blacksmith who will be holding workshops in the forge and passing on tips and tricks with an opportunity to make your own fire poker or ash scraper to take home. These sessions are limited and are pre-bookable by calling 029 2057 3650 costing £30 per person.

Kathryn Jenkins, Communications Officer said, “Every January we close the underground tour during weekdays to carry out essential maintenance work. Even though visitors can still experience the underground tour on weekends in January, we’re hoping that the additional surface and conservation stores tours and our Blacksmith Experience will add an extra dimension to visits during the week when the underground is closed.”

Check out the website or call 029 20573 650 for dates and times of specific tours.

Posted on: Thursday 20th December 2018