Mining Art Gallery

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 powerful imagery, the downstairs galleries help visitors to understand what it felt like to work in the claustrophobic coalmines and shed light on why some miners felt it necessary to paint this dark and clamorous world. The upstairs galleries celebrate the diversity and strength of mining communities, through the stark contrast of riotous colour at Gala Day and the rich lives led by miners in their time above ground.

Further information

Opening Hours:

Open daily from 10am to 4pm Last entry at 3.30pm


Under 16s: Free Carers: Free* Groups: Buy 10 and get the 11th ticket free Arts Pass/ Historic Houses members: Free *If a visitor requires another person, as their companion or carer to enable them to access the museum, then this person is admitted free of charge.

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