Pleasley Pit Coal Mining 

Heritage Site

Mining Museum, Country Park & Nature Reserve Developed From The Reclaimed Colliery Site

Welcome to Pleasley Colliery (know locally as the Pleasley Pit). A remarkable historic site in Derbyshire, East midlands. It offers a captivating glimpse into our mining heritage. With over 150 years of history. It has become a cherished destination for those interested in the rich legacy of coal mining. As a Scheduled Monument, these Victorian pit buildings have been lovingly developed and maintained by the Land Trust and Pleasley Pit Trust, a non-profit organisation led by a team of passionate volunteer trustees.

Discover the fascinating stories by exploring our interactive museum. Where you can delve into the lives of coal miners and gain a deeper understanding of their challenging work. Our museum showcases a collection of steam winding engines, artefacts, photographs, and documents that bring the past to life. Immerse yourself in the sights and sounds of a bygone era as you wander through the exhibitions. Learn about the innovative techniques and the hardships faced by the miners.

In addition, our visitor centre provides a wealth of information and resources to enhance your experience. Our friendly and knowledgeable staff are on hand to answer your questions, guide you through the site, and offer insights into the fascinating history of the colliery. Be sure to pick up a souvenir or a mining-themed gift from our shop to commemorate your visit.

When it's time to refuel, our on-site café awaits. Offering a delightful range of refreshments to satisfy your cravings. Indulge in a hearty meal or grab a quick bite, all while enjoying the warm and welcoming atmosphere. The café is supported by a team of dedicated volunteers. Every purchase you make contributes to the preservation and development of this Coal Mining Heritage site.

Step outside and discover the natural beauty of Pleasley Pit Country Park and Local Nature Reserve, a reclaimed colliery site. Take a leisurely stroll along the footpaths that crisscross the park. View the lake and large ponds and the creatures that are drawn to them. Hop on a bike and explore the extensive cycle path network that connects alternative routes to various country parks and nature reserves. Each with its own unique charm. Breathe in the fresh air, soak in the scenic views, and appreciate the harmony between nature and history.

We are committed to ensuring that our mining history remains accessible to everyone. Your support, whether through visiting, donating, or volunteering, plays a vital role in the ongoing preservation and enhancement of this extraordinary heritage site.

Museum opening times

Wednesdays & Thursdays 10am-1pm

Sundays 10am-1.30pm