Beckley Exhibition Coal Mine and Youth Museum, Beckley

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#1 of 69 in Museums in West Virginia
Specialty Museum · Mine
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  • We went near the end of the season -- late October. Because of COVID the underground mine tour was closed. Instead we sat in a shed watching a TV screen that showed a miner explaining what we...  more »
  • The mine tour was closed due to Covid, but the museum was open. It's small but filled with interesting memorabilia about mining. Also, the area where the mine cars leave from had a great video...  more »
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  • Great visit to the Beckley Exhibition Coal Mine! Everyone was so nice & helpful at the coal mine camp. Don Barrett was a fantastic guide! He took us thru the mine explaining the day of a miner to us...showing us mining equipment that was used then & now. As a former miner, he was very knowledgeable about the process and shared personal stories which made it a more meaningful experience! So glad we added this stop to our road trip!!
  • Very interesting and informative. What the miners had to endure to make a living.. Unbelievable. I now know what the song meant "owe my soul to the company store". Going into a coal mine was quite the experience. People flip a switch to get electric, with no thought of how they get it. I look at it all differently now. Thanks for a better knowledge of it all.

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