Discover the life, history and culture of coal mining by exploring the museum’s permanent and temporary exhibitions, nature trail, meet the pit ponies and so much more above and below ground.
A private guided mine tour where delegates will experience the thrill of fastening their miners helmets and heading 140 metres underground can be included to your conference or event.
Located just minutes from the M1 (J39 or J40) and situated between Wakefield and Huddersfield, the museum is surrounded by beautiful countryside and sits in its own 45 acre grounds.
Offering flexible spaces, ample car parking and a truly dedicated team, The National Coal Mining Museum ensures that your meeting, event or conference is nothing short of first class.
on site facilitiesHeli-Pad, Marquee Space, Places of Interest, Wedding Licence
off site facilitiesTennis/Squash, Water Sports, Golf - 18 Hole
equipmentFax, Photocopier, Internet Connection Cable, Overhead Projector, Video, Flipcharts, Lectern, Computer Equipment, Sound Equipment, LCD/Data Projector, PA System, Wi-Fi
restaurantsThe Caphouse Cafe
barsThe Caphouse Suite Bar & Events Suite
- 250 Onsite Car parking spaces available at Free Per Day
- 5 Onsite Coach parking spaces available at Free Per Day
addressCaphouse Colliery, New Road,
The National Coal Mining Museum is located on the A642 halfway between Wakefield and Huddersfield with easy sign-posted access from the M1.
From the North
Leave the M1 at junction 40 (A638) towards Wakefield, take the first right after the traffic lights (Broadway). The Malt Shovel pub will be on your right. At the end of Broadway turn right onto the A642 to Horbury and Huddersfield. Stay on this road for approx. 5 miles through Horbury Bridge and Middlestown. The Museum is on the right.
From the South
Leave the M1 at junction 38 (A637) and stay on this road through West Bretton and Flockton. At the roundabout at the Blacksmith’s Arms, take the third exit towards Horbury (A642). The Museum is about 2 miles from here on the left.
- M1 JCT 38 (3.3 miles)
- M1 JCT 40 (4.1 miles)
- M1 JCT 41 (6.6 miles)
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