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National Coal Mining Museum For England
About the venue
The National Coal Mining Museum for England, nestled in the hills of West Yorkshire, is a unique seventeen-acre rural site offering excellent facilities for daytime and evening events.
The Museum site with its historic colliery buildings dates back to the early 19th Century. Exhibitions and displays where the story of coal is brought to life and the underground tour make it an outstanding location, ideal for all types events. The Museum’s conference facilities have been designed to offer maximum flexibility for large and small functions. The Caphouse Suite has a seating capacity of up to 210 delegates and can be divided into three with acoustic partitions. Each room offers the very latest in high-tech visual presentational aids. Excellent catering facilities and a fully licensed bar are available to cater for all the needs of delegates. The newest addition is the development of corporate adventure days. These have been specifically designed around a mining theme and concentrate on team building, problem solving and communication skills. Also available on site is the 140 metre underground tour that explores the hidden world of coal; surface attractions include exhibitions, models and machinery, pit ponies, nature trail, Victorian steam winder, pit head baths and gift shop. The Museum is ideally situated, 7 miles from Junctions 38 and 40 of the M1 and 10 miles from Junction 29 of the M62, making it easily accessible to the whole of the North of England and London. There is free car parking on site. The nearest main-line rail station is Wakefield Westgate.
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