Big Pit National Coal Museum
With facilities to educate and entertain, Big Pit is an exciting and informative day out. Don't miss the underground tour.
Visit the Big Pit website
What makes it special
- Underground tour
Daily - 09:30 to 17:00 (last admission 16:00)
Underground tours - 10:00 to 15:30
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