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Fri, 17 May


Rally Full, Please use waiting list.

National Coal Mining Museum, Wakefield

Easy access to visit the museum, Hardstanding, Fresh Water, Elsan

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National Coal Mining Museum, Wakefield
National Coal Mining Museum, Wakefield

Time & Location

17 May 2024, 10:00 – 19 May 2024, 14:00

Rally Full, Please use waiting list., Caphouse Colliery, New Rd, Overton, Wakefield WF4 4RH, UK

About the event


John & Margaret Strutt and Scott, Helen & TJ Wanless

RALLY FEE £30.20

Rally Opens for Arrivals from 10.00am


  • Fresh Water & Elsan - Yes
  • Hardstanding - Yes (NO AWNINGS)
  • EHU - NO
  • Toilets - NO
  • Refuse Point - NO (take home, centre rules)

About the Mining Museum......


The pick and the lamp have long been proud symbols of coal mining but they also represent what we, as a museum, stand for.

We are the National Coal Mining Museum for England. We go deep and coal runs deep in us and in everything we do.

We go deep into the heart of what coal mining means to us and this nation. 

We scratch beneath the surface, we pick at the life beneath, we unearth the history and the pride. We spark coal to life. We raise a lamp to the stories, the culture, the values. We illuminate the past and we light the future of our connection with coal, mining and its rich heritage. We are the guardians of the deep, the custodians of the coal, we are the keepers of the stories and the treasurers of the memories. We will pass them on.

We are the gateway to our nation’s relationship with the earth, with the lumps of black rock that glow, heat, power. We fuel the passion felt for an honest livelihood and we kindle the flame of pride, honest graft, community, loyalty and strength.

We delve deep in the earth, deep in the memories, deep into what it really means to mine – the hard times and the good, the tragedies and the victories. From dinosaurs to the Industrial Revolution, impassioned strikes to closures and looking to a greener future.

We love to get our hands dirty in the past and we hold them up to the future generations, encouraging them to roll the history around in their hands too.

We bring a living history. With real people, real miners, real expertise shared with passion.

We represent the land. We represent the graft. We represent community. We represent the pride. We represent the lives touched by the mines. The faces behind the coal dust. The laughter lines. The tear streaks. The families. The dignity.

What do we leave you with? Your own desire to go deeper. A desire to return. A desire to pass the story on. An understanding that goes deeper than just the facts and the artefacts.

We go deep in the land. Deep in the heart. Deep in our identity as a nation. We will raise the lamp and pass the flame so the story is never extinguished. We will keep the fire burning. The light will never go out.

Visit the website: Home - National Coal Mining Museum (

The Museum is on the main road between Wakefield and Huddersfield (WF4 4RH)


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