Learning at Big Pit: National Coal Museum - Learning at Big Pit: National Coal Museum
Big Pit explores all aspects of mining, from strikes to disasters, from women in mining communities to the children forced to work underground in the nineteenth century.
- Travel 90 metres below ground with a former miner who'll give you a first-hand account of life down the pit
- Visit the engine house and stables above ground
- Learn about modern mining techiques in the mining galleries
- Investigate the pithead baths and the stories of the people who worked in the industry.
We have an exciting programme of visits and events for the forthcoming school year. Read on to find out how you can now combine your underground tour or surface visit with one of our new facilitated sessions.
Making a booking
Please pre-book to ensure that you get the most out of your visit to Big Pit. Contact us on (029) 2057 3650.
Underground tours run daily between 10 am - 3.30 pm.
Last bookable tour 3 pm.
Underground closed for maintenance during some dates in January.
We will send out a Planning Your Visit guide and a confirmation form when your booking has been made.
Pickets, Police and Politics
A resource pack created for secondary school teachers in association with Big Pit: National Coal Museum.
Children of the Revolution
Children of the Revolution is a multi-media learning resource produced by Newport City Council and Amgueddfa Cymru-National Museum Wales. It is essentially an historical investigation into life and work in a new industrial town (Blaenavon) in the middle of the 19th century.