Colliery Gallery


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Please note: you’ll need to visit the Colliery by car: Whitehurst Lane, Dilhorne, Stoke-on-Trent, ST10 2PG.  The train does not serve the colliery and you cannot walk there from Dilhorne Park station.


The Paint Store Cafe is open opposite the Visitor Centre, both have step-free access.

The Visitor Centre houses displays telling the story of the Foxfield Colliery, where you can also find out about the lives of women, children and animals who worked in coal mines.  Objects on display including a handling collection allow visitors to touch and feel objects and tools used by coal miners. The Visitor Centre has step-free access.  Due to historic nature of the buildings and ground there are uneven surfaces so this tour is unfortunately not disabled friendly. Stout footwear needed and visitors should beware of low entryways.

There are male, female an disabled toilets at the colliery including changing facilities.

Minimum age 5+.  Children must be supervised.

Dogs must be kept on a lead. Any mess must be cleared up by the owner.



For those wanting to find out more about the history of the Foxfield Colliery a guidebook is available from the Foxfield Shop and at the Colliery. Materials for children and schools are also available.

Complete your Colliery visit by visiting  the Foxfield Museum at Caverswall Road Station.  It’s free and is open on every open Sunday.

Have a story or item donation?

Please contact our curator

We acknowledge the support of AIM and the National Lottery Heritage Fund for our Colliery.

lt was a wonderful experience for children and adults. Well done, l would recommend to everyone!

- Pamela Argument [Facebook]