Washington F-Pit Open Days

Monday, July 24, 2017 to Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Washington F-Pit Open Days
11am – 3pm on the following dates:

Monday 24 July, Tuesday 25 July

Monday 31 July, Tuesday 1 August

Monday 7 August, Tuesday 8 August

Monday 14 August, Tuesday 15 August

Monday 21 August, Tuesday 22 August

Monday 28 August (Bank holiday), Tuesday 29 August

Washington F-Pit Museum

Free entry

Step back in time and remember the region's coalmining heritage. See the impressive winding engine which once took pitmen to the coalface and brought coal to the surface, now operated by an electric motor. The 'F' pit, which was sunk in 1777, became the largest coal-producing pit at the colliery but eventually closed on 21 June 1968 when the last coals were drawn to the surface.

 

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Did you know?

Sunderland is home of the National Glass Centre - the only UK centre celebrating the history of glass making and providing a world focus for glass. The centre reopened in 2013 after undergoing a major refurbishment.

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