'Instead of Manufacturing Goods, We Are Manufacturing Heritage': The National Coalmining Museum for England

Griffin, Colin
December 2006
Labour History Review (Maney Publishing);Dec2006, Vol. 71 Issue 3, p289
Academic Journal
This article describes the National Coalmining Museum in England. The museum, located at the site of an old mine in South Yorkshire, opened in 1988 and became a national museum in 1995, meaning that admission is free. In 2003 the one millionth visitor was logged. The visitor can tour an underground mine shaft or learn about the family and social life of miners at the "Living Life to the Full" exhibit. The Mining Lives Gallery introduces visitors to a brief history of coal, its uses, and coal mining.


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