Lancashire Mining Museum - From Mai entrance, United Kingdom
Lancashire Mining Museum in Astley, United Kingdom, is a must see place for any traveler who is interested in learning about the history of coal mining. Located in the Astley Green Colliery, the museum is an open-air, industrial monument from 1914, and the world’s oldest, complete and functional Colliery surface buildings. Featuring almost a hundred coal mining artefacts, the museum has a viewing platform, an engine and winding house, an old locomotive, and more. Additionally, there are interactive exhibits that explain the mining process, safety techniques and ways miners educate and entertained themselves. There are also mineworkers' cottages from the 1876 built in a typical miners' village style. Visitors can also enjoy guided tours, visit the Black Gold audio-visual theater, or explore a replica coal mine. The museum has created an effort to raise awareness about the importance of coal mining to the local economy. If you are looking for a fascinating tour of Britain’s industrial past, Lancashire Mining Museum is your best stop.