Hopewell Colliery

Hopewell Colliery, Coleford

Hopewell Colliery - Coleford
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Museus especializados • Minas
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SMNorth
Sellindge, Kent12 contribuições
Great tour
out de 2021
We really enjoyed our tour of the mine today which was brought to life by Rich’s informative commentary. It was interesting to hear about how the mine is constructed and all of the historical facts and to have any questions answered. Also enjoyed coffee and cake afterwards in the cafe. Sensible footwear a must for the mine, as you’d expect. Cafe/ toilets all clean and Covid aware.
Feita em 21 de outubro de 2021
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LouisH78910
Birmingham, UK9 contribuições
Fantastic, very educational.
out de 2021 • Casais
Great experience and very educational. Rich and the team were great… nice cafe too! Highly recommend for anyone visiting the area.
Feita em 16 de outubro de 2021
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David T
Gillingham, UK79 contribuições
Unmissable
out de 2021 • Casais
For anyone with an interest in our industrial history and heritage this is an unmissable experience. A small taster of what so many went through in the not to distant past to help create the life that we are now able to enjoy - and a few still do in the free mines of The Forest. Our guide is a free miner and was able to treat us to a very informative and interesting tour.
Very highly recommended.
As a real added bonus, the Colliery Cafe is excellent.
Feita em 7 de outubro de 2021
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100Jordanfamily
Ipswich, UK45 contribuições
Amazing experience
set de 2021 • Casais
What an amazing experience! Did the tour of the mine, and very pleased that we did. Rich was a fountain of knowledge, and also a pleasure to listen to. This is still a working mine, and Rich is a Freeminer who still works the mine.
We felt very privileged to be able to visit one of the very few remaining working mines left.
We highly recommend this tour, as it is well worth a visit.
Once you've finished the tour, there is a nice little cafe up top too.
Only negative point, the display cabinets with souvenir items for sale, need to be in a more prominent position. We nearly missed them! Luckily we spotted them and purchased a lovely souvenir of our visit.
Feita em 18 de setembro de 2021
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JPJN
Surrey9 contribuições
Great tour
set de 2021
We loved our visit to the colliery. We learnt so much from Rich and our children got a real sense about what their lives would be like as child miners. We went to Clearwell caves in the afternoon and the 2 visits really complimented each other. If you like new experiences and learning from a knowledgeable guide then I would highly recommend this tour.
Feita em 12 de setembro de 2021
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Kimbo
4 contribuições
Amazing experience, fantastic people - mine tour & cafe
set de 2021 • Casais
Honestly one of the best experiences we've had, being guided by a freeminer was amazing, really great insight & really great people, including in the lovely cafe. Cannot recommend highly enough, thanks to all!
Feita em 11 de setembro de 2021
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TheChipperfliffs
Berkshire23 contribuições
Great Experience
jul de 2021 • Amigos
What a fabulous way to spend an hour. We were looked after so well and luckily as a group of 5 we didn't have to share our guide who was entertaining, interesting and engaging. Thanks for a great experience!
Feita em 11 de setembro de 2021
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Leo G
3 contribuições
Miners didn't mind minors
ago de 2021 • Família
The tour was entertaining and informative, with an experienced, working miner as our guide. He gave us a real sense of the conditions in mines and the Forest's long mining history. All while accommodating 2 lively primary school children!

The play area was not well equipped, but had occupied our two as long as we required, and there was plenty of mining heritage above ground to explore.

The cafe was top-notch, although with the generous portions, we had to take pudding away with us!
Feita em 8 de setembro de 2021
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robw
Norwich, UK3 contribuições
Mine tour and brunch
ago de 2021 • Família
A brilliant experience and lesson on the freeminers of the new forest.....don't miss the cafe with its meals and cakes.
Feita em 30 de agosto de 2021
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laurajj52
Milton Keynes, UK30 contribuições
Top class family experience, a must do.
ago de 2021 • Família
Had an amazing mine tour with our guide Rich. Booked this activity not really knowing whether our teenagers would like it, but they were really engaged and asked lots of questions. A real insight into mining in the region and mining ‘in the olden days’ - at the end my teens surfaced saying that their part time jobs weren’t so bad after all! Quite a humbling experience at times.

Our guide Rich was very knowledgable, friendly and patient. Despite us being his last tour of the day, he spent far longer with us than he should of, answering all our questions and encouraging us to ask more.

The tour takes you down (and down and down!) into a mine. At the bottom you are shown how miners extract coal, the conditions, the tools used and how they ‘shut the gob’ once down. Lots of info on historical ‘safety’ measures, had us shuddering at the thought. We learned loads!

This experience is a million miles from those that take your money, promise amazing things, then leave you feeling let down. In fact the opposite is true, we went not knowing what to expect and were then blown away. Kids excitedly talked about it all the way home and into the evening. Value for money is incredible.

Big thanks to Rich who really is very amazing - stay safe down there Rich!

Practical tips. There is a large free car park. We took a picnic, lots of places to sit. There’s a play park for under 12s and a pretty walk up into the surrounding forest. There is a lot of mine artefacts, but a suggestion is to book your tour slot outside of breakfast/lunch times as much of this is placed around the cafe walls, which you can’t get to when people are sitting in the cafe. It’s cold in the mine but not freezing, about 10 degrees all year round - long trousers and an extra fleece did us.
Feita em 29 de agosto de 2021
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