About Big Pit National Coal Museum
The Big Pit National Coal Museum in Wales tells the story of the British coal industry. Located within a former coal mine, the Big Pit National Coal Museum explores both the history of this industry and the experiences of those who worked in it.
A tour of the Big Pit National Coal Museum offers a real insight into this world, allowing visitors to walk through the old mining buildings and even take an underground tour 300 feet down into an actual mineshaft. There are also exhibits about coal mining history, dealing with issues such as nationalisation, trade unions and safety.
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