The Miners’ Museum takes you back in time to a world of bravery, resilience and brotherhood. Uncover the hidden stories of our mining past and the brave souls who shaped it. Learn about the working lives of the miners and the hardships they endured.
Delve into the daily lives of Wrexham’s miners. Experience the challenges they faced, marvel at the tools and equipment that defined their trade, and gain insights into the spirit and determination that fuelled their work. Discover how courageous rescue workers were trained in extreme conditions in this very building and how they risked their own lives underground to save others.
At the entrance to the museum is a memorial to one of Britain’s worst coal mining tragedies, the Gresford Colliery Disaster. A wall of bricks commemorates each of the 266 men and boys who died in the 1934 explosion. Learn about the deep-rooted links between Wrexham’s mining communities and the Miners Rescue Station, which acted as a lifeline to the mines in times of crisis. Read how local people came together in this time of need, demonstrating the unity that still defines our community today.
Our museum is still in its infancy, and we are always looking to improve the experience for visitors of all ages. We want to restore the Miners Rescue Station to its former glory, and to do this, we need your help! Please donate what you can so that we can continue to captivate, educate and have a lasting impact on our community.
Monday to Friday from 9:00am to 3:00pm.
Enhance your experience with a guided tour led by our knowledgeable experts, who offer incredible insights into our exhibits and stories. Please contact us directly to arrange a guided tour.
Free for all ages.
We welcome school groups, local businesses and community organisations. Please contact us to arrange a tailored experience.
International Donors: Our donations are in UK pounds through Gofundme. You can donate by entering the amount you wish to donate in UK pounds though will be charged the equivalent of that amount in your own currency. Gofundme do not charge conversion fees.