Every two years in the time leading up to Christmas the Friends of the Exhibition Mine organise a matins in the mine for their members.
Solely by the light of candles and pit lamps the participants descend into the mine. At individual points in the mine, former miners describe their hard work while contemporary witnesses talk about their wartime experiences. They relate to a time, when the mines were bunker and home for the citizens of Fell and Thomm. Musical contributions, prayers and poems are presented in honour of St Barbara.
An online video of the Matins in the Mine 2005 is available on our video page.