Kentucky Coal Museum

Field review by the editors.

Benham, Kentucky

This mining museum is not underground. It's in the old Company Store of Benham, a coal mining town run by International Harvester until the 1960s. The entire third floor of the four-floor museum is devoted to Loretta Lynn, the "Coal Miner's Daughter," with displays of mementoes and stage dresses.

The basement houses a "Mock Mine" boosted with audio and video from modern coal mines. There's an old coal mine locomotive, photographs of Benham mine accidents, items sold by the Company Store, and a two-ton block of coal outside that serves as a photo-op.

Kentucky Coal Museum

Kentucky Coal Museum

Address:
231 Main St., Benham, KY
Directions:
Kentucky Coal Museum. East of Cumberland in Benham, Main St./Hwy 160 at West St., across the street from the Inn.
Hours:
Tu-Sa 10-5 (Call to verify) Local health policies may affect hours and access.
Phone:
606-848-1530
Admission:
Adults $8, Seniors $6, HS/College $5, Kids $4
RA Rates:
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