Coalmining Museum For England - the museum is currently being
extensively re-developed. There is an underground tour and exhibitions
"Mining Lives" and "Coal Interface"
Museum - extensive collections, which are located in one of
the former Scottish "superpits", now recognised as one
of the finest surviving Victorian collierys in Europe.
National Mining Museum
of Wales - "Big Pit" has an underground tour, colliery
buildings, winding engine-house, blacksmith's workshop and pithead
baths. This ex-working pit employed over 1300 at it's peak.
South Wales Coalfield Collection
- has records of trade unions, miners' institutes, co-operative
societies and individuals connected with the mining community.
The National Archives
- here it is possible to download the finding aids for coal mining
records in the PRO (Public Records Office) and sources for the
history of mines and quarries from the website.
Durham Mining Museum - A 'virtual'
museum, full of useful information on all Durham mining matters.
It should be remembered that many Black Country miners "emigrated"
to other coalfields when the mining industry in our area waned.
Coal Mining History
Resource Centre - "Virtual" home of the national
database of mining deaths and injuries as well as many other sections
Network - some useful mining information, with bibliographies,
details of mining historians etc. Also has an email based mining
UK Coal PLC - the mining company
primarily operating former British Coal coalfields and manufacturing
smokeless fuels. Not a historical site, but provides information
on current mining in the UK
email the web master Mick Pearson: