Opening Hours

The Museum and Cafe are open 7 days a week. 
10am – 5pm, April to October
10am – 4pm, November to March

Guided Pithead Tours

Guided tours take place throughout the day.

Big Stuff

Wednesdays and Sundays 10.30, 12pm & 2pm.

Entry Prices:

Adult £9. Child FREE (up to 3 children with 1 full paying adult). Concession £7.
VISIT REGULARLY? Ask our receptionists about our annual pass.  Prices are valid from 2nd November 2016.

Group Rates

(group of 12 or more): Adult £8. School Children £1.00 Concession £6. To book a group visit please complete our Group Visit Request Form or, if you are a UK school please visit our Learning page. 

Please Note!

Accompanying group bus drivers qualify for free entry.  Teachers on accompanying visits go free. A minimum of one teacher per 10 pupils is recommended. Carers pay concession rates. We recommend that you bring warm clothes. Some areas of the museum can be fairly cold!


The museum’s exhibitions, tours, cafe and Power House are fully accessible.  There is a drop-off area at the entrance and disabled parking bays with easy access to the building.  Disabled toilets are available in the cafe and exhibition floors.   We also have wheelchairs available – please ask at reception on arrival.