Craig and Aimee of Kinging-It take a week-long tour of The Coastal Way, from Llŷn to Pembrokeshire.
About Big Pit National Coal Museum
Now you can follow in their footsteps through award-winning interactive exhibits and our world-famous underground tour.
Led by a real miner, the tour will take you 300ft underground through original mine workings. It will give you a living, breathing taste of what life was like for those who made their living at the coal face.
On the surface, enjoy a virtual tour of a modern coal mine in the multi-media exhibition King Coal: The Mining Experience.
The Pithead Baths exhibition, with its warm wit, images and objects brings to life the story of coal mining in Wales. A moving, informative and entertaining exploration of the lives of miners and their families, at work and at home.
Don’t miss the Lamp Room with our real-life canaries, the Blacksmith’s Forge, the Fan House and the Explosives Magazine.
We have events, activities and exhibitions throughout the year.
For more details, visit www.museum.wales/bigpit or call (029) 2057 3650.
- Admission is free
- Car park charge
- Children under 16 years must be accompanied by an adult at all times and must be over 1 metre tall to go underground.
- The underground tour takes approximately one hour and everyone must wear a helmet and carry a lamp weighing approx. 5kgs
- Allow 3-4 hours for your visit
- Please wear warm clothing and sensible footwear – paths underground can be uneven or slippery in places, with steps and low areas
- Groups of ten or more and wheelchair users must book in advance for the underground tour
- Groups and individuals can book a timeslot for the underground tour at a small charge. Details: www.museum.wales/bigpit/visit/jobaknock
- Canteen and gift shop (all year) plus seasonal coffee shop
- The museum and underground tour are accessible to wheelchairs users. Please call us for details or visit our website.
Open daily February-October: 9.30am–5pm (last admission 4pm)
Underground tours run frequently 10am–3.30pm.
Please check with the Museum before making a special trip.
Please call for November to January details.
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