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15 February 2017

The Best Bus In Town

The best bus in town, the North Wales Miners’ bus, will be on the museum forecourt on Thursday, 23rdFebruary, as part of a special Mining Memories day at Wrexham Museum.

The Mining Memories day starts at 10.30 a.m. when passengers will be able to climb on board the bus to find out more about Wrexham’s mining heritage and enjoy the great collection of mining artefacts brought together by the members of the North Wales Miners’ Association Trust.

Tony Jones, a leading authority on the history of the mining lamp, will be on hand in the museum café (10.30 a.m. – 12 noon and 1 – 2.30 p.m.) to identify mining lamps brought in by members of the public, as well as to showcase some of the lamps in his own collection and those on display in the café.

The museum’s Young Volunteers will be in the main gallery with a coal mining themed handling collection, for those who like to pick up objects and touch them. The trolley of mining delights will be available from 10.30 a.m. – 12 noon and 1 – 2.30 p.m.

There will be a free guided tour of the exhibition, The Last One Standing: The Tale of Bersham Colliery, at 11.30 a.m. and 2 p.m.

All the activities are free. Donations to support the work of the museum welcome.

Cllr Hugh Jones, Lead Member for Communities and Partnerships, said: “I hope everyone with an interest in the mining history of Wrexham takes advantage of the opportunity to visit this exhibition.

“The North Wales Miners’ Association Trust has put together a comprehensive display aboard the bus, and I would encourage all those with an interest in the history of Wrexham to attend.”

For more information: call 01978 297 460 or see the museum’s facebook page.

Stop Press

Messy Museum for 0-3 years olds will be at Wrexham Museum on Monday, 20th February, 10.30 a.m. to 12 noon. £1 per child. Just drop in.

The Make & Take team will be at Wrexham Museum on Tuesday 21st February, 10.30 a.m. to 12.30 p.m. £1 per child. Just drop in.