Museum, Tearoom and Shop

Our café is open to all, whether you are a visitor taking the mine tour or simply passing by.

Enjoy a hot drink, ice cream or tasty light refreshment - a must if you have just completed the underground tour.

If it’s cold outside, you will welcome a refreshing drink whilst sitting by the open fire. Note that the coal for the fire will have been recently mined from Hopewell Colliery. You will be only one of a handful of people to have ever seen it since it was laid down 300 million years ago! Only you, the miners and the person putting it on the fire!

While you are here, take a look at our museum collection of mining articles, photographs and equipment.

You can buy a souvenir of your visit from our gift shop.


Opening Hours

Open Easter to October daily 10am to 4pm


£5.00 adults
£3.50 children under 16

Note: the tour is not suitable for very young children.

Phone: 01594 810706
Out of hours: 07717 750689

For details of the Tour
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