Big Pit: National Coal Museum
Big Pit is a real coal mine and one of Britain's leading mining museums. Prepare to be lowered 300 feet in the cage down to Pit Bottom for our famous underground tour - a captivating journey around a section of original underground workings. Led by a real ex-miner, and kitted up with a helmet, light and battery pack, the tour will give you a living, breathing taste of what life was like for those who made their living at the coal face. You can also enjoy a virtual tour of a modern coal mine in our multi-media Mining Galleries and explore the Pithead Bath Exhibitions where warm wit, images and objects bring the story of coal mining in Wales alive. We have many other colliery buildings to explore including the Winding Engine House, Blacksmiths, Fan House and Explosives Magazine. Big Pit is set in a unique industrial landscape and designated World Heritage Site.