THE National Coal Mining Museum is ready to dig in for another decade of success.
The attraction near Grange Moor celebrated a decade of national status at a special lunch yesterday.
Museum director Margaret Faull said: "When I came here in 1986 we had a 10-year plan, which we finished in 1995.
"We've just completed a second and we're ready for the third.
"We now have more land in Kirklees than Wakefield and I know the people of Huddersfield have a real bond with the museum."
Museum chairman Baroness Lockwood said: "We're hoping to rebuild a miner's cottage and refurbish some of the underground passages.
"This is the beginning of a new phase for the museum."
Since achieving national status 10 years ago, the museum had been given cash by the Department for Culture, Media and Sport and is now free to all visitors.
It has recently opened a £6.5m renovation and display scheme on the Hope Pit site and a £1.4m water treatment scheme near Hope Pit.