BBC HomeExplore the BBC
This page was last updated in December 2003We've left it here for reference.More information

2 September 2014
Accessibility help
Text only
Bradford and West YorkshireBradford and West Yorkshire

BBC Homepage
»BBC Local
Bradford
Things to do
People & Places
Nature
History
Religion & Ethics
Arts and Culture
BBC Introducing
TV & Radio

Sites near Bradford

Derby
Lancashire
Leeds
Manchester
North Yorkshire
South Yorkshire

Related BBC Sites

England
 

Contact Us

Like this page?
Send it to a friend!

 
West Yorkshire in 360°!
National Coal Mining Museum, Wakefield
spacer
Please wait while image loads - it may take a few moments.
Hit 'F5' on your keyboard to refresh the image
Drag mouse while holding left mouse button to rotate image.
Use 'A' & 'Z' on your keyboard to zoom in and out.
click here to see more 360 views from here!
SEE ALSO
Out & About in West Yorkshire

West Yorkshire Weather Gallery
WEB LINKS
The National Coal Mining Museum

The BBC is not responsible for the content of external websites.
360 Views
View a printable version of this page.
get in contact
Tell me more!


This view is of the middle of the Lamp Room where the miners collected their helmets and safety equipment before going underground. The brick circle you can see is actually the top of the original mineshaft at Caphouse! Also, if you look behind the 'caged' area, you might JUST see some real life budgies in cages which miners carried underground to sense if there were dangerous gases in the air.

The Yorkshire Mining Museum opened in 1988 and was granted 'national' status in 1995. The Caphouse site has possibly the oldest coal-mine shaft still in use in Britain today. Before 1827 the colliery was owned by the Milnes family and in 1917 the ownership was passed to the Lister Kaye family.

It was then run as a company until Nationalisation in 1947. The coal at Caphouse was exhausted by 1985 and its conversion into a museum began.

Getting there...

Caphouse Colliery, New Road, Overton, Wakefield
WF4 4RH
. Telephone 01924 848806

The Lowdown...
The National Coal Mining Museum is a registered charity administered by a Board of Trustees.
More 360° Views: Bradford
More 360° Views: Wakefield
More 360° Views: Calderdale
More 360° Views: Kirklees
Over to YOU!

Any ideas where we else we should take our 360 camera in West Yorkshire next?
Do you know of somewhere we haven't been which you think we should capture in 360?
Tell us now!

E-mail us:
westyorkshire@bbc.co.uk


line
Top | 360 Index | Home
webcams

music listings

features

going out

competitions
Contact Us
BBC Bradford and West Yorkshire
National Museum of Photography,
Film and Television,
Bradford
BD1 1NQ
(+44) 01274 841051
bradford@bbc.co.uk
westyorkshire@bbc.co.uk




About the BBC | Help | Terms of Use | Privacy & Cookies Policy