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Adult Learners, Communities, Families, Key Stage 2, Key Stage 3 & 4, Post-16 Education, Teachers
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Underground Tour

Big Pit National Coal Museum

A guided tour 90 metres underground with an ex-miner who recounts their personal experience of working underground. Key developments in the history of the coalfield are covered, to tell the story of how coal made Wales.

Duration: 1 hour
Cost: Led by Museum staff – free of charge.

Curriculum

History; Cwricwlwm Cymreig

Key Stage 3 & 4
FreePilot Session

Welsh Baccaulaureate

Big Pit National Coal Museum

The Pithead Baths tell the story of how economic, social and technological changes within the coal industry helped shape modern Wales. Support a visit with a short introductory talk by a member of staff.

 

Duration: 30 minutes
Cost: Free of charge as this session is being piloted.

Curriculum

Welsh Baccalaureate

Adult Learners, Communities, Families, Key Stage 2, Key Stage 3 & 4
FreeSelf-led

Coity Tip Trail

Big Pit National Coal Museum

Take a walk around Coity Tip, the former spoil heap for Big Pit. Learn more about the life of the tip, and the plants and animals which can be found at this mini nature reserve.

Duration: 1 hour
Cost: Free of charge as is a self-led session.
Adult Learners, Communities, Key Stage 3 & 4, Post-16 Education, Teachers
FreeSelf-led

Geiriau Glo

Big Pit National Coal Museum

An online resource for Welsh learners at Mynediad and Sylfaen levels. Geiriau Glo encourages learners to visit the Big Pit site and use its displays and resources to enhance the Welsh learning experience. Find out more about coal mining heritage whilst improving language skills.

Geiriau Glo (Welsh only)
Duration: 30 minutes
Cost: Free of charge as is a self-led session.