Overview & description
Half Term @ Pit
For Families, For Everyone!
This February Half Term @ Pit learn about the history of coalmining and get hands-on with our activities with a mining twist! Plus it's all FREE! #lovelearning.
Tues 13th & Thurs 15th Feb
‘Exploring Light and Dark’ family friendly art activities linked to Ian Beesley’s Big Big Camera photo exhibition
Sun 18th Feb
‘Map your Memories’ with Edgeland Arts.
Share your stories of hidden Wakefield by discovering archive coalmining maps from the Museum collection. Help us create a new map representing memories and stories of place in the past and present.
Mon 19th to Fri 23rd Feb
‘Exploring Light and Dark’ family friendly art activities linked to Ian Beesley’s Big Big Camera photo exhibition.
Sat 17th to Sun 25th Feb
Meet one of the Museum’s living history characters – keeping the stories of coal mining alive.
Fred @ Pithead Baths. See where the miners cleaned up at the end of a shift.
Peggy Thorpe. Find out about life in a pit village.
Plus for the more inquisitive, why not surprise yourself...
Visit the Big Big Camera Exhibition, in the special exhibition gallery.
Take an underground tour 140m below the surface with an ex-miner as your own personal tour guide and discover a world beneath your feet.
Learn more about the museum's galleries and original colliery buildings.
Meet our Blacksmith's in Residence at the Blacksmith's Forge @ Hope Pit.
Marvel at the Furnace Shaft - dare you walk over the 140m shaft?
Visit our pit ponies Eric and Ernie and Budd and Clydesdale Finn in the stables.
Explore the museum's nature trail and see what creatures big and small you can find.
Run off steam in the NEW Adventure Playground.
Family activity trails available from Reception.
Download our free app iSPY Explore and see if you can find all the items around the Museum.