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What's On This Month

THERE’S plenty to celebrate this month, we’ve got lots to keep the family entertained. There is no extra charge for the day time events; admission is included in the regular museum entry price.

Open Stores - Museum opening hours, 10am - 4pm
Step behind the scenes to see hundreds of exciting items from our vast, world-class collections – featuring everything from 1980s and 1950s objects to Georgian, Victorian and Edwardian artefacts. The store, located in the Regional Resource Centre is open Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday from 10am to 4pm.

Pit Village beer tent and games - Every weekend, school holiday and Bank Holiday
Enjoy some fun in the sun! Every weekend, school holiday and Bank Holiday families can try their hand at skittles, rope quoits, mini quoits, shove ha'penny, dominoes, pick-up sticks and noughts and crosses in The Pit Village. We also have a brand new beer tent, complete with a new bar, serving local ales. Come and have a pint!

See our calendar below for the dates of visiting Brass Bands and Choirs to the Museum.



Please note: Bands usually perform in the Redman Park Bandstand in the Town, and Choirs in the Pit Village Chapel. All times are approximate, please check with at admissions on the day of your visit for exact times.

All details correct at the time of publication. The Museum reserves the right to alter or withdraw any event without notice.


Please contact us if you have any queries. Tel: 0191 370 4000, email: