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Coal Mining in the North East of England

Find out about coal mining in the North East of England during the 19th century.

About the workshop

In this workshop your students will use a variety of primary sources to find out about coal mining in Newcastle in the 19th century. Using primary sources students will find out what it was like to work in the mines, discover some of the dangers miners faced and investigate a local mining disaster.

Suitable for: Key Stages 3, 4 and 5

Subject(s): History

Duration: Half a day to 1 day

Availability: Please get it touch for available dates

Group size: Up to 32 students per workshop on campus (if you wish to include more students, we can discuss alternative options - please add this information to the 'Any other details' section of the booking form).

N.B. We can deliver the history and archives part of this workshop in school or online upon request. Email for further information.

Old illustration of the River Tyne