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The Colliery Experience

permanent Exhibition

Many of Woodhorn's pit buildings remain to tell their extraordinary tales. Most are open for your to explore and discover more about the workings of the site and the stories of the people who worked here.

Heapstead
Stand directly over Woodhorn's capped number 2 shaft, which descends a staggering 888ft below!

Jack Engine House
Steam powered, the Jack Engine wound sinkers up and down in a 'kibble', a wooden tub.

Stable Block
Just heed the advice of your nose. It’ll soon tell you when you’re near the stables. Over the years, 200 pit ponies make a lasting impression

Cappell Fan House and Cappell Fan Motor Room
The heart of the mine's ventilation system and the only one still in existence.