Kentucky Coal Museum
The Kentucky Coal Mining Museum is located in the former coal mining community of Benham. The building in which it's housed was built in 1923, and formerly housed the coal company's "company store". Exhibits of the museum focus on the history and heritage of eastern Kentucky coal mining and the coal communities of Benham and Lynch. It provides insight into the lives of coal miners and their families including their homes, company store, company hospital and medical care and their work at the mine.
Four levels of floor space with exhibits on the miners' homes, hospital, commissary, engineering, coal sampling, a mock mine tour and the Loretta Lynn "Coal Miner's Daughter" exhibit. Takes the visitor back in time to feel what it was like to live in a coal camp. Hours: 10am-5pm Tuesday thru Saturday.