Posted October 22, 2020 in Featured News

Church Street was built in the 1660s. There was no sign of when it might reopen.

At the end of the 17th century rope making moved to Brackenthwaite. The museum features exhibits related to: social history. All that money spent on a museum that achieved its predicted visitors yet still closed after a year. By the standards of the time Whitehaven was a fair sized town and it continued to grow. Haig itself had a terrible record of methane explosions in the 1920s. Museum was worth a visit and they had a room for private function. Some cookies on this site are essential, and the site won't work as expected without them. By clicking on or navigating the site, you agree to our use of cookies. In 1993 a company was formed to refurbish the harbour and parts of the town. Located on the cliffs above Whitehaven, the Haig Colliery Mining Museum is part of Cumbria's history. [7], The museum closed for repairs in 2014, and after a 2.4 million refurbishment, reopened to the public in February 2015.

Click here to learn more or control your settings. Then in 1894 the old Board of Town and Harbour Trustees was abolished and replaced by a modern town council. In 1630 Sir Christopher Lowther purchased the estate.

By using our website you consent to all cookies in accordance with our Cookie Policy. Fourteen miners are still entombed in the workings to this day. [9][10], Coordinates: 54°32′34″N 3°35′54″W / 54.5428°N 3.5983°W / 54.5428; -3.5983, "Liquidators take control of stricken Haig museum", "Haig Colliery  (Grade not applicable) (1017644)", "Coal mining in West Cumbria: what you need to know", "Haig Colliery - Northern Mine Research Society", "Opinions are still divided on mine plans", "Agreement Reached on Haig Colliery Interim Solution", The Cumbria Directory - Haig Colliery Mining Museum,, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, This page was last edited on 21 September 2020, at 09:56. Roper Street was also built around that time. The main export from Whitehaven was coal. Whitehaven, England, Center on my location Haig Colliery Mining Museum is a museum in Whitehaven. Solway Road Kells, Whitehaven CA28 9BG England. [8] Some of the buildings are being used by West Cumbria Mining as its main operating base whilst it test drills for coal off the Cumbrian coast. Then in 1880 a new market hall was built. This site uses cookies to improve your experience, to enhance site security and to show you personalised advertising. Historical figures of Whitehaven’s mines. It had a nice cafe and good food.

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