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Family Open Day, Washington F-Pit Museum

Step back in time and remember the region's coalmining heritage. See the impressive winding engine which once took pitmen to the coalface and brought coal to the surface, now operated by an electric motor. The 'F' pit, which was sunk in 1777, became the largest coal-producing pit at the colliery but eventually closed on 21 June 1968 when the last coals were drawn to the surface.

Price: FREE

Times: 11am - 3pm

Plus drop in arts and crafts sessions with a different theme each week:

24 July - Cogs and Coasters
Join us and make a coaster inspired by our amazing engine. 50p per child.

31 July - Deep Down in the Mine
Join us and sketch and draw mining inspired pictures with chalk and pastels to make a display in the museum. 50p per child.

7 August - Blooming Marvellous
Join us and plant and decorate your own mini miner’s garden. 50p per child.

14 August - Fishy on a Dishy
Join us and make a little fishy on a little dishy using clippy mat crafts and paper. 50p per child.


Albany Way, Washington, Tyne & Wear, NE37 1BJ

3.62 miles  
  0191 ​553 ​2323  
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