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Mining Workshops

Working Down the Pit
Follow in the footsteps of a miner down the pit.  Experience what it was like to work underground, discover and handle objects, practice digging for coal.  KS1/KS2

Canny Day Out
Join the miners in a celebration of music, politics and community.  Create your own miners' banner and make a procession around the site. KS2

Home Life
Roll up your sleeves and discover what life was like for the miners' wives.  Wash clothes and make proggy mats in our 1930s kitchen.  KS1

Danger, Danger
A miner is missing!  Use objects and archives from the past to reveal his identity.  Find out what happened to him and why.  KS2

Film Making
Research the Woodhorn Disaster of 1916.  Produce a story board, develop characters and a decide on a narrative structure.  Use objects, costumes, props and locations around the site to create a short film about the disaster.  KS2/3

Miners' Strike
What was the true cost of the 1984 Miners' Strike?  Use museum displays, archives sources and interviews with ex-miners to find how the strike affected miners, their families, the community and the mining industry. KS3

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Telephone: 01670 624477 or 01670 624474