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.
Timed tickets for Auckland Castle, the Mining Art Gallery and tours of the Lower Walled Garden and Orchard will go on sale via www.aucklandproject.org on 1 June 2021.
|Ticket Type||Ticket Tariff|
|Adult||£5.00 per ticket type|
|Concession||£4.00 per ticket type|
|Under 16's||£1.00 per ticket type|
Essential carers included within ticket price. National Art Pass accepted *Concessions include over 60s, students and unwaged Pre-booked groups of more than 10 receive a discount of 15%. Admission for the group organiser and coach driver is included. To book, call 01388 743 797 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
|The Mining Art Gallery (1 Jan 2020 - 31 Dec 2021)|
|Monday - Tuesday||Closed|
|Wednesday - Sunday||10:00||- 16:00|
|Bank Holiday||10:00||- 16:00|
* Last admission 15:30