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June 2018

A Celebration of Mining Heritage

June 2 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Exhibition of Colliery Banners, Children's Activities, Beer Tent, Tipsy Wagon, Model Railway display, Guided tours and more. Live music from Hetton Band and Glastonbury sensation "Dennis" Talk and slide show called "Hame" by Michael Chaplin about his father Sid Chaplin, ex-miner and famous author at 11 - 12am.

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Open Day

June 3 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Guided Tours, Cafe, etc.

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1940’s Weekend

June 29 @ 10:00 am - July 1 @ 4:00 pm

This event is run in conjunction with Springwell Village Association. The 1940's themed weekend has  recreation of a World War 2 battle as well as lots of stalls, live music, alcoholic drinks, food and drink in the Cafe and lots more. Free entry. On the Sunday, a drama group from Canada will be performing an interactive mystery play based on the history of the site. There will be a cost for participants in this event. Limit on numbers will apply.…

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July 2018

Sunday 1 July 1pm: Living History Theatre Company from Canada: The ghost of Jane Beardmore. Solve the mystery.

July 1 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

The "Living History Theatre Company" from Canada will give a free drama workshop and later perform an interactive play around our site. The Drama Workshop is at 1pm. Followed by the interactive mystery play at 3pm. Meet at Tearoom at 2.45pm The body of Jane Beardmore, the daughter of a Springwell Colliery miner, was found murdered at Sandy Cut, Eighton Banks in 1888. The participants will follow the theatre company around the site trying to solve the mystery of this…

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100 Objects from GEN. Guided walks.

July 3 @ 1:00 pm - September 8 @ 1:00 pm

Guided walks to view the  Hauler House, one of the iconic 100 Objects from the Great North Exhibition will be available on certain days to be announced soon. To express an interest in taking part in one of these walks please register by e-mail to: [email protected]

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Tall Ships Family Event. Saturday 7 & Sunday 8 July

July 7 @ 12:00 pm - July 8 @ 3:00 pm

"Pinky"  & "Perky" (our locomotives from Sunderland Docks) model wagon making sessions. The event will involve exclusive access to "Perky's" cab. Two sessions each day. Saturday 12-1pm and 2-3 pm Sunday 10-12pm and 1 to 3pm.   These sessions are free but require prior booking. To book ring Amanda on 07850916484 or e-mail [email protected]

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September 2018

Mini Mania

September 2 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Classic car show. Site tours. 1950's style LiveBand. Scream Oven-baked Pizza. Food and drink in our "Kip & Dish " cafe. £3 per person. Under 16 free.

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Heritage Open Days

September 6 @ 10:00 am - September 9 @ 3:00 pm

Site tours. Guided walks of the rope haulage system. These walks involve some inclines and are not suitable for the very young or anyone with ambulatory difficulties.

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Heritage Open Days

September 13 @ 10:00 am - September 15 @ 3:00 pm

Site tours. Guided walks of the rope haulage system. These walks involve some inclines and are not suitable for the very young or anyone with ambulatory difficulties.

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October 2018

Open Weekend

October 6 @ 10:00 am - October 7 @ 3:00 pm

Site open Saturday and Sunday 10 -3. Site tours, great food, etc.

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