Tuesday, 24 May 2011

Event - Exhibition at coal museum (Barnsley)

EVER wondered what lies behind closed doors at the National Coal Mining Museum near Barnsley?

Take a trip to the Great Store Explore exhibition from Monday, May 30, and discover some of the 30,000 stored treasures and hidden gems.

There’s also a chance to go behind the scenes and explore the museum’s stores on a special guided tour.

For the last 25 years, thousands of donations have been given to the collections at the museum.

From miners’ mementos to heavy duty machinery which once worked the now closed collieries, every object has a story and organisers say this is people’s chance to discover history.

Visitors will also have the chance to take a trip down the shaft to see how the former colliery operated in its working heyday.

The museum in New Road, Overton, is open daily from 10am to 5pm.

Log on to www.ncm.org.uk or call 01924 848806.

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