A Coal Miner's Story

A Coal Miner's Story

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Snibston Colliery Park

Ashby Road


LE67 3JX

United Kingdom

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Follow in the footsteps and experience the day in the life of a Leicestershire miner with a guided tour of the historic Snibston Colliey

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The tour led by experienced former miners will take you through the colliery from the miner collecting his lamps in the lamp room and his tally in the control room, which also monitors the whole pit, to the powder magazine to collect his ‘shot’ and onto the pit top and the ‘cage’ ready to go underground as well as the winding house and winder which raises and lowers the cage. The tour also takes in the medical centre, the one room miners’ did not want to experience! The tour is of the surface buildings as it is not possible to go underground at Snibston Colliery.

The historic colliery, sunk by George Stephenson in the mid-1830s is a schedule monument and is the last surviving ‘modern pit’ of the 1960s/70s.

Tours are adults £2.50 and children under 16 free. The tours start and finish at the Colliery Café. The tour includes some steps onto the pit top and winding house and sensible shoes are recommended. The tour is suitable for children but they must be accompanied by an adult.

The colliery is located in the popular and free Snibston Colliery Park with a children’s playground, pump track, mountain bike trail, nature trails, fishing, picnic areas, toilets, car parking, Colliery Café and historic colliery buildings and artefacts.

The colliery tours are due to popular demand and are organised by Snibston Heritage Trust in collaboration with Leicestershire County Council.

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