Washington 'F' Pit Museum

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Washington ‘F’ Pit’s magnificent Victorian steam engine, engine house and headgear are preserved to mark the town’s coalmining heritage that reaches back over 250 years. The industrial monument is the last of its type in the North East. Visitors will be able to discover what life was like for miners in the region and listen to tales of workers travelling down into the pits. Staff will also be on hand to operate the giant engine that once took pitmen to the coal face and brought coal to the surface.

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Opening hours

Seasonal opening hours. For 2015 the museum is open more often:
11am - 3pm on the following dates:
April 10 and 11
May 1 and 2
June 5 and 6
July 3 and 4
July 31 and 1 Aug
Sept 11 and 12
Sept 19 (Saturday only)
Oct 30 and 31

Admission charges


This museum has a Designated Collection of national importance.

Collection details

Social History, Science and Technology, Industry

Key artists and exhibits

  • Designated Collection

Washington 'F' Pit Museum
Albany Way
Tyne and Wear
NE37 1BJ






0191 561 2323 (Sunderland Museum & Winter Gardens)

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