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Summer@Pit

The Beach
Pack your bucket and spade, we’re off to the beach! Unearth a summer of fun learning what a treat it was to go on holiday in the 1960s.

Maker’s Shed: Summer Science Spectacular
Schools out, fun is In! Roll up your sleeves, and unleash your creativity as we explore Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Maths. We have lots to make, see and do in line with our changing weekly themes of Geology, Mighty Machines, What’s in our Water?, Renewable Energy, and Nature.

Caphouse Creators Summer Special
Wednesday to Friday 27 July – 2 September
£5 per child
7-12 year olds are invited to get hands-on with authentic materials, chemicals and DIY tools to learn practical techniques in a risk managed environment. This summer you’ll get the chance to make Fizzing Bath Bombs, Batik Wax Creations and a Working Wooden Trebuchet.

Wacky Wednesday Taster
Wednesday 17 August
10:15 & 11:30
Play and learn with your Under 5’s! Join us as we give you a taste of our fun term-time weekly activity sessions.

Powering the Nation
Coal has been powering Britain in one form or another since 1200 BC. Follow the rise and fall of this energy source as we delve into the nation’s evolving energy story and understand why it has been the go-to source of energy for so long in this temporary exhibition. Explore the role coal has played and what has influenced the growth of its use and its later decline.

Spark’s Stamp Trail
Collect from Reception
We use many different energy sources every day! See what energy sources you can find and collect your stamps as you walk around the galleries. Then use your trail to make a windmill

Living History: Ups and Downs of Coal
Delve into the ups and downs of coal through this multi-sensory performance that explores the formation of coal and how we came to discover and use the king of all rocks.

Heritage Walk, Thursday 25 August, Free
Enter a gateway into the past in this two-hour circular walk around the Museum's landscape.
Mostly Free
10:00am - 5:00pm
National Coal Mining Museum, Caphouse Colliery, New Road, Overton, West Yorkshire WF4 4RH
Sat 23 Jul to Sun 4 September
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