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Address: Bestwood Colliery Park Road | Bestwood Village, Nottingham NG6 8ZA, England
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A fascinating piece of coal-mining history, brilliantly preserved!

The story is - there were plans to demolish the winding engine house, and a group of volunteers stepped in and stopped them. One big funding grant and hundreds of hours of... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The story is - there were plans to demolish the winding engine house, and a group of volunteers stepped in and stopped them. One big funding grant and hundreds of hours of volunteer work later, the building is a proud testimony to generations of miners. Also, the volunteers who worked on the restoration act as visitor guides: they have a... More 

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Leicestershire, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 March 2017

Looking for somewhere different to go we came across the reviews for here and thought we'd give it a try. The volunteers obviously loved the place and enjoyed showing it off to us. I would definitely recommend going on a Saturday between 10-12 whilst the volunteers explain all about the winding house and take you inside and up to the... More 

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Thank jilise2016
Hucknall, United Kingdom
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96 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 February 2017

A very important site with loads of interesting information given by the enthusiastic volunteers. The site is very well kept and is free to visit Saturday mornings are a good time and also on event days.

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Thank William R
Singapore
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220 reviews
77 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 October 2016

Sadly it was closed when i went by with the dog. Just wish it was open more during the day but understand that it is all ran by volunteers. Talking of the volunteers, it was nice to see the gates of the winding house decorated by knitting done by the members of the local W.I.(Women's Institute). Seeing this makes you... More 

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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37 reviews
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Reviewed 26 September 2016

We went on a pump day. There was lots to do. The volunteers were really enthusiastic and helpful and we learnt lots of facts and had a go at a few things too. Food a bit basic though. Next time we would take a picnic. however, we didnt go for the food.

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Thank m m
Hucknall, United Kingdom
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57 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 August 2016

This is a very well maintained site of a historic winding house of a former pit. It is run by volunteers, all of whom worked in the pits in Nottingham, and are enthusiastic about the site. Bestwood village, too, has pit houses and other memorabilia, all of which were built as part of the pit.

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Thank Sheila R
Nottingham
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 July 2016

The Winding Engine House is great to visit and it is for any age. The kids loved it. Enjoy coffee and cake next door before a lovely walk in the country park.

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Thank NotinghamFrenchy
nottingham
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38 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 26 June 2016 via mobile

Volunteers know their stuff and keen to engage with visitors sharing their memories and history. I took a French student and he found it interesting. Good to see lottery funding working for us locally. This is the 2nd time I've been and on both occasions there was a visitor who had worked in the mines also keen to share their... More 

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Thank NottinghamPauline
Singapore
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220 reviews
77 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 April 2016

Westwood Village, an old mining village and is part of a conservation order for some of the houses etc. It is amazing that this village has a lot of history and is embraced by a country park on its doorstep. The history goes back all the way to Charles 1 and Nell Gwyn. The winding engine house is the only... More 

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Newark-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 14 April 2016

not much here but if you need piece & quiet & want to enjoy the scenery then this is the place to go

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