Washington F Pit Museum

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Albany Way, Washington, Tyne and Wear, NE37 1BJ  (Show me directions)

0191 41...Landline    Landline   



Exploring 250 years of coal mining heritage

Washington 'F' Pit's magnificent Victorian steam engine, engine house and headgear are preserved as a monument to Washington's coalmining heritage that reaches back over 250 years. 'F' Pit, opened in 1777, was one of the country's oldest working pits. It closed in 1968, six years before coalmining in Washington ceased completely. The impressive winding engine that once took pitmen to the coal face and brought coal to the surface can be seen working, now turned by an electric motor.

Washington 'F' Pit is owned by Sunderland City Council and managed on its behalf by Tyne & Wear Museums.

Wheelchair access to ground floor only

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