The Forest of Dean.

Hopewell Mine




Hopewell Colliery


Robin Morgan talking about the Mines history. (©) Brian Pibworth. Welcome to the Hopewell Colliery Museum - There are regular underground tours, guided by miners or ex-miners that allow visitors to walk through the workings and see the conditions in which miners worked and the methods used to extract the coal from the steeply inclined narrow seams. The tours last about 45 minutes.
Parties leave the mine by the beatifully engineered Old Furnace level, built about 175 years ago. There is then a short walk through the Forest, along the course of an early tramroad, back to the Museum and Cafeteria.

Open March to October - daily: 10am to 4pm

Admission: Adults ]   Phone Museum for prices
Child  ]   01594 810706 

Cannop Hill, Coleford on the
B4226 Coleford to Speech House Road 

A real, working Forest of Dean Freemine.
You can join a small party of visitors to be 
guided round the old mine workings with a 
knowledgeable and friendly local miner to 
explain what it's all about.
See the old mine working tools on diplay and 
visit the café! 

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