Museum’s Mission Statement
The National Coal Mining Museum for England aims to keep coal mining alive by collecting and preserving the industry’s rich heritage, creating enjoyable and inspiring ways to learn for people of all ages, backgrounds and abilities.
Objectives of the Charity
To advance the education of the public in the history of mining in England by the provision and maintenance of a museum both underground and on the surface at the former Caphouse Colliery for the demonstration of past and contemporary mining methods and the exhibition of machinery and other items connected with mining and industrial archaeology.
Volunteer Role TitleActivity Volunteer
About the Volunteer Role
You will be supporting us to deliver simple ‘hands-on’ activities to help families discover more about the coal mining story.
Handling authentic items from our collections.
Encouraging families to play familiar games with a mining twist.
Helping visitors to see the environmental impact of mining, first-hand, in our pit wood.
Delivering short talks where visitors can find out more about the people, inventions and processes behind coal mining.
Please note: We are currently unable to reimburse travel expenses.
When you can volunteerFlexible
Suitable for under 18'sNo
Type of roleArts/Culture/Heritage
Special RequirementsApplication form required, Disabled Access, References required
Kirklees Rural (Colne Valley, Holme Valley, Kirkburton & Denby Dale)