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National Coal Mining Museum for England
Caphouse Colliery, New Road, Overton,, WF4 4RH Wakefield
Yorkshire Geology Day
Saturday 21st April
We are delighted to welcome Yorkshire Geological Society to the Museum for their annual FREE family-friendly event
Displays, hands-on activities and demos
Make your own fossil
Calculate the size of dinosaurs and work out what they ate
Bring your own rocks for slicing
See what microscopes can show us
Book signing session with Colin Speakman, author of 'Adam Sedgwick: Geologist and Dalesman'
Visit a coal seam
Go 'down t'pit'
Bring your own rocks, minerals and fossils for identification by experts
Find your local geology group
Morning session: hands-on activities and demonstrations from local groups and societies
10.45am: Underground tour of Caphouse colliery entering via the drift mine accompanied by a geologist and ex-miner guide
11:15am: Underground tour of Caphouse colliery
Book on the day at the Museum reception.
12pm: Surface walk to Hope Pit entrance accompanied by a geologist to look at an exposure of coal-bearing rocks.
Afternoon session: 'Quakes and Shakes'
2pm-5pm: Illustrated talks on the effects of earth movements on our planet.
FREE, drop-in, all welcome