FREE summer fun is on offer this week at the National Coal Mining Museum for England, near Grange Moor.
Art and craft activities for children featuring making collages of fossil rubbings and casting your own fossil in plaster are being run from Monday to Friday, 1pm to 4pm.
Living history sessions are also being held from Monday to Friday with characters such as Peggy Thorpe, a wartime miner’s wife, or Fred Glover, a 1930s Pithead Baths attendant, telling their lively tales.
Special Stores Tours take you behind the scenes at the museum to discover hundreds of hidden treasures not usually seen by the public tomorrow and Friday. A special exhibition, The Great Store Explore, tells the stories behind some of the museum’s most unusual and fascinating objects and the whole family can take part in the mystery object trail.
Yesterday, a craft fair was held with over 35 stalls selling crafts and gifts.
The museum at Caphouse Colliery in New Road, Overton, Wakefield, is open daily from 10am to 5pm. For more details, telephone 01924 848806.