Mining Art Gallery

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Market Place
Bishop Auckland
DL14 7NP

The first of its kind in the UK, Mining Art Gallery provides an emotive portrayal of coal mining through the eyes of people who lived it. Using original artefacts and artworks by prominent artists such as Tom McGuinness and Norman Cornish, the gallery explores life both underground and in the mining communities above. It provides a permanent home to the Gemini Collection, featuring 420 works by mining artists, and offers an artistic record of an industry and a memorial to a former way of life. The work on display showcases the skill and creativity of these labourers and celebrates the achievements of the mining artists as a vital aspect of coalfield heritage.

Further information

Opening Hours:

Open Wednesday to Sunday from 10am to 4pm Last entry at 3pm


Adult: £5 Concessions: £4 (over 60s, full-time students, unwaged) Under 16s: £1 Groups: must be pre-booked


  • National Art Pass

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