Cross Street, Bilsthorpe, Nottinghamshire, NG22 8QY.
- Full disabled access
The museum boasts well stocked displays and memorabilia from the local mine and surrounding area, so the history of mining not just in Bilsthorpe but across…
Big Pit National Coal Museum,
Tel: 0300 111 2 333.
Standing high on the heather-clad moors of Blaenafon, the museum still retains many features of its former life as a coal mine. The tunnels and buildings…
Bestwood Country Park, off Park Road, Bestwood Village, Nottinghamshire, NG6 8TQ.
It is the last remaining part of a vanished colliery and a relic of Victorian industrial engineering, with its restored winding house and headgear that…
Arigna, Carrick-on-Shannon, Co. Roscommon, IRELAND.
The centre was developed to preserve the energy heritage of the Arigna Valley and to ensure that Arigna maintains its link with Energy themes: Past, Present…
Allenheads Village, Allenheads, Hexham, Northumberland, NE47 9HN.
Visit the permanent exhibition of lead mining and also learn about the distinctive upland farming of the dale. There is also a traditional blacksmith's…
Gwern Avenue, Senghenydd, Caerphilly, Cardiff, CF83 4HA.
The Universal Colliery in Senghenydd was the scene of the largest mining disaster in British history, when in 1913, 440 men and boys (including one rescue…
Castlecomer Discovery Park, The Estate Yard, Drumgoole, Castlecomer, Co. Kilkenny, IRELAND.
Comprises a 45-minute tour through Castlecomer's coal mining past. The exhibition is an interactive multi-media display that takes the visitor on a journey…
Knockmahon, Bunmahon, Co. Waterford, IRELAND.
Located in a restored 19th century church, the Geopark Visitor Centre contains a local mining and environmental heritage exhibition, walking trail guides…
Lady Victoria Colliery,
Tel: 0131 663 7519.
Historic ‘A‘ Listed colliery with the Grant Ritchie steam winding engine. Tours through former colliery workings. Visitor centre with audio visual…
The Silver Mountain Experience, llywernog, Ponterwyd, Aberystwyth, Cardiganshire/Ceredigion, SY23 3AB.
The museum is full of interesting artefacts and information all about the history of the silver-lead mine, and the mining in Wales.
Higher Green Lane,
Tel: 01942 895 841.
The last surviving headgear and winding engine in the Lancashire coalfield. Coal mining and steam power exhibits and narrow gauge railway.
The Copper Kingdom Centre, Amlwch Port, Anglesey/Sir Fon, LL68 9HE.
Award winning heritage centre based in Amlwch Port, and houses a number of interactive displays which help describe the history of copper mining in the…
Neath Port Talbot,
Tel: 01639 750 556.
Preserved anthracite coal pit originally opened in 1926. Original steam winding engine built by Worseley Mesnes of Wigan in 1927 and a recreated mining…
New Portreath Road,
Tel: 01209 215 185.
Illustrates Cornwall’s industrial heritage and is Cornwall’s last working original tin streaming mill. The mill is housed in a complex of small buildings…
Threlkeld Quarry, Threlkeld, Keswick, Cumbria, CA12 4TT.
Museum of Lakeland Mining & Quarrying. Underground guided tour. Largest collection of vintage excavators in Europe. 2ft gauge passenger carrying railway.
Northumberland Museum & Archives,
Queen Elizabeth II Country Park,
Tel: 01670 624 455.
Original pit buildings now house interpretive displays showing the development of coal mining and what life was like for the miners and their families.…
Sygun Copper Mine,
Tel: 01766 890 595.
A unique reminder of 19th century methods of ore extraction and processing, situated in the glorious Gwynant Valley, the heart of the stunning Snowdonia…
Afan Forest Park,
Neath Port Talbot,
Tel: 01639 851 833.
The museum portrays the working life of a miner and the hardship that both adults and children had to endure. The museum is made up of both indoor and…
Tel: 01326 573 173.
18th century tin mine with guided underground tours. Indoor/outdoor museum. Working Cornish beam engine and many other engines from a former era.