New exhibition at National Coal Mining Museum for reopening day

A new permanent gallery will open at the National Coal Mining Museum when it reopens next month.

Friday, 10th July 2020, 4:45 pm

The Light in the Darkness gallery will explore the contributions of Sir Humphry Davy and others to the flame safety lamp - a device that saved countless lives, the museum said.

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The National Coal Mining Museum is set to reopen on August 5. Last month a historic pit wheel was lifted into place at the National Coal Mining Museum after been restored at a cost of more than £200,000.

It is thought to be one of the last remaining timber headstocks in Europe

National Coal Mining Museum