"The Big Pit is a great place to visit with children from about age 5 upwards. It is a real working museum and you can go on an underground tour via a mine lift with a real miner. Down underground you get to see how miners worked and are told about how during the Industrial Revolution children as young as 7 or 8 were working in these conditions. Back on the surface you can visit the pit baths, art galleries and the gift shop which sells some great souvenirs. One thing to remember though, because of the nature of this museum you can't visit it easily with buggies so its not the best place to go with a baby!"