Start Date: 30th November 2016, 09:00
End Date: 8th February 2017, 16:00
The Oaks Colliery Disaster killed 383 men and boys in two explosions on 12th and 13th December 1866. It was the worst mining disaster in Victorian Britain and remains the worst in English history. On the 150th anniversary of the disaster we remember those who paid the ultimate price for coal.
The exhibition focuses on the human stories of the disaster. Who was involved, how did it affect families and communities and what was the legacy of the disaster.
A range of events will run alongside the exhibitions, see our ‘What’s On’ page for details.
Locations in the Dearne
This event can be found at the following locations:
Experience Barnsley Museum and Discovery Centre
Experience Barnsley Museum and Discovery Centre contains information and artefacts concerning Barnsley.
Barnsley Main Colliery, Barnsley
The Barnsley Main Colliery is the remains of large deep mining site located in the Barnsley area in South Yorkshire.
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