Black Miners Museum Project – Digging Deep Exhibition 2019

The Digging Deep Exhibition will take place at the National Coal Mining Museum for England (Wakefield, Yorkshire) from 21st September 2019 – 5th January 2020, 10am-5pm, free entry ( £5 donation for underground tour). The museum exhibition in the Main Gallery, forms part of the Black Miners Museum Project, kindly supported by the National Lottery Heritage Fund East Midlands, supporting the collaboration, preservation and showcasing of new heritage within existing mining organisations. 

At the exhibition view:

  • 8 new exhibition panels with audio documenting aspects of the personal journeys/experiences of former coal miners of African Caribbean heritage
  • Original artwork by Honey Williams, Karen Thompson and other aspiring artists
  • A documentary film by project volunteers (in the film booth)
  • Portrait photography by David Severn
  • Archive and contemporary images
  • Coal art by Winnie Kwok
  • Costume displays
  • ‘Black Miners’ Poetry  
  • And much more!

Norma Gregory, will give a curator’s talk on the 21st September 2019 from 2-3pm and also during November (date tbc) for the production of a play on the miners by Garry Morris. Bespoke curator talks and tours can be made for school/ community/ educational groups on request. Email: or

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