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

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.


History; Cwricwlwm Cymreig

Adult Learners, Communities, Key Stage 3 & 4, Post-16 Education, Teachers

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.