The oldest and deepest pit in the East Midlands coalfield. The colliery was noted for a number of innovative features, including the first electric lighting at the pit bottom, a cast iron shaft lining to control water inrushes and a novel arrangement of back to back winding houses. Two steam winders, one by Lilleshall and the other by Markham.


Operator: Pleasley Pit Trust

Address: Country Park Pit Lane Pleasley Derbyshire NG19 7PH

  • Telephone: 01623 818 828
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  • Website: View website

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Open Days & Times

Visitor Centre: Wed-Mon 0930-1400. Museum: Wed-Thu 1000-1300, Sun closes 1330. Visit website for more details.


  • By Rail: Mansfield Woodhouse / 4 miles


  • Parking
  • Refreshments
  • Full disabled access

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