Although coal has been mined in County Durham since medieval times the industrial revolution set off a massive expansion of the coalfield in the second half of the 19th century so there was, by 1900, hardly a Durham village without at least one colliery. The Durham Miners' Association was finally established in 1869 but the union rapidly outgrew its first headquarters in North Road and with more than 200,000 members,the Miners Hall at Redhills was opened in October 1915.
A team of enthusiastic volunteers is offering guided tours of this impressive historic building where you will learn of the proud heritage of the Durham Miners and the Pitman's Parliament.
Close to the Railway Station and North Road Bus Station
Pre-booking preferred. Max 15 people per tour/session.