Mining Art Gallery
With three permanent rooms and one temporary exhibition space on the ground floor, the gallery explores working life in the coal mines through original artefacts and artworks by prominent mining artists such as Tom McGuinness and Norman Cornish.
The Mining Art Gallery shares the experience of life underground and life in the community through the eyes of the people who lived it. The Gemini Collection, featuring 420 works by mining artists, is now in its permanent home and provides 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.