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


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.
FreeIn school

The First World War Education Project

Big Pit National Coal Museum

The National Library of Wales and National Museum Wales are leading a project to produce education resources for schools to commemorate the centenary of the First World War. As part of this project we are using items from the collections of both institutions to create digital teaching resources for Hwb.

Cost: For use in school - free of charge.