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Online Resources

Welcome to the Online Resources website of the National Coal Mining Museum for England library.

The library has a reference collection of material covering all areas of Coal mining from technical, social, economic and political through to artistic, literary and geographical aspects of the industry and its communities.

To increase access to the collection, Coal, the National Coal Boards' magazine is the first resource to be digitised by the Museum. Magazines covering a period from 1947 to mid-1960, have been scanned and made available on this website.

Read Coal Magazine Browse through the magazine page by page, or search the ten volumes using keywords.
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About Coal Magazine With mineworkers and Coal as its chief theme under the new system of Nationalisation, it represented the nationalised Coal industry, the people, the collieries and the regions.
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Interesting Facts Interesting facts about Coal magazine include it being the first magazine of its kind for the mining community.
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Library Catalogue To see what other resources are available for research, click below and search our catalogue.
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The National Coal Mining Museum for England aims to keep Coal mining alive by collecting and preserving the industry's rich heritage, creating enjoyable and inspiring ways to learn for people of all ages, backgrounds and abilities.


The objective of the museum is to advance the education of the public in the history of mining in England by the provision and maintenance of a museum both underground and on the surface at the former Caphouse Colliery for the demonstration of past and contemporary mining methods and the exhibition of machinery and other items connected with mining and industrial archaeology.