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Coal Face Tourism in UK

Did you ever want to experience the working conditions of a mine without actually having to work in one? Now a museum in Leicestershire may be able to provide tourists with just that experience. Some ex-coal miners are helping the Snibston Discover Museum in Coalville recreate a coal face and pit pony stable as part of its popular colliery tour.

The work on such a display was commissioned in response to public feedback. The volunteers are adding final touches to the exhibition prior to the launch on February 19, 2011. The tickets are likely to cost three and a half pound and will include tea, coffee and homemade biscuits.

The funds for the new exhibition have been raised via the Volunteering Internships and Placements project along with local support from regional businesses. Chief of the Coal Industry Social Welfare Organisation or CISWO Chief Executive Vernon Jones said that a series of talks would be taking place at the museum as part of the adult “Meet the Experts” programmme.

The County Council which runs the museum is trying to preserve the memories associated with the once major local industry. It has been working with local people to maintain the heritage site. Former miners have been roped in for their expertise to create the exhibition.

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