Plan Your Visit

We are reopening!

We’re delighted we can welcome you to Big Pit National Coal Museum again from Tuesday 1 September.

All visitors will need to pre-book a free ticket for their visit. We are preparing our booking site at the moment, so please keep checking here for details or keep an eye on our social media.

Opening Hours

Open 9.30am – 5pm daily. Last admission 4pm. Underground tours 10am – 3.30pm. Underground tours may be suspended at busy periods.

For safety reasons, we reserve the right to conduct bag searches when entering the museum.

Entry is free!



Map & How to Get Here

Contact Us

Phone: 0300 111 2 333


General advice and advice for our disabled visitors

Access Guide

Food & Drink

The Miners’ Canteen is open all year, with the exception of January, serving a range of hot and cold food, snacks, selection of homemade cakes, hot and cold drinks and treats.

The Coffee Shop is open throughout January offering a limited menu and during some school holidays.

Food & Drink

JobaKnock Tickets

You can purchase a ticket for a set time slot in the Underground Tour queue.

JobaKnock Tickets


Big Pit offers underground tours, for families throughout the year.



£5 payable by Pay and Display.

Group Visits

Pre-booked groups benefit from...