The National Coal Mining Museum

Wakefield, West Yorkshire

A venue both thought-provoking and exciting in the heart of the Yorkshire countryside.


Replace briefcases with miners’ helmets and take your team on a quiz trail around one of Britain’s oldest working coalmines.

The museum is set in rural Yorkshire and gives a fascinating insight into an important part of English history, offering a stimulating backdrop to events and away days. On an Adventure Day, teams work together above and below ground to find treasure hidden by the mythical mine manager, Ebenezer Shrogg, at Caphouse Colliery.

After descending 140m underground in the cage lift, tours led by  friendly former miners reveal the harsh realities of toiling in the mines, from Victorian times to modern day. Back above ground discover who’s brave enough to stand on the glass-topped Furnace Shaft.

The museum has a flexible range of spaces and suites for up to 220 people, fully equipped for conferences or parties with fully tailored catering on offer.

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