Covid-19 statement

The Common Room teams all continue to work on the project whilst following and observing government guidelines around COVID-19. As the situation evolves, we will continue to communicate with you, sharing news and updates, and any impact on our project timeline.

Explore Online

Our new ‘explore online’ programme offers a range of exciting activities for all the family. Whether you’re interested in our industrial heritage and want to find out more about engineers of the past, or you want to explore what lies beneath our feet or do our weekly challenges, there is something for everyone to enjoy remotely.

Old map showing Western Coal Districts from 1861
Exterior image of Neville Hall

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Help us secure the Common Room for future generations.

About our project

The Common Room will provide an inspiring space for the region, for the future. We are revitalising our Grade II* listed building, digitising our internationally recognised archives and creating a central hub for new collaborations and innovations.