Upper Cumberland watershed

Kentucky Coal Museum



231 Main St Cumberland, KY 40823


(606) 848-1530

Transport yourself to the past and explore Kentucky’s rich history of coal mining at the Kentucky Coal Museum in downtown Benham, KY.  Located in a former coal camp town, the museum is home to a comprehensive collection of mining memorabilia and exhibits.

The museum has four floors of exhibits that let guests immerse themselves in the daily lives of miners, with equipment, tools, and explanations on how coal is made. Be sure not to miss the mock mine in the basement of the museum, where guests can re-live an authentic mining experience for themselves.