Kentucky Coal Mining Museum

Kentucky Coal Mining Museum

This three-floor museum dedicated to the history of the early coal mining industry is located on a former coal miners' campsite in Benham.

One mile east in Lynch is an exhibit space designed to resemble an underground coal mine with eight exhibit areas featuring early 20th-century artifacts, including flame safety lamps. Thousands of artifacts include fossils, mining tools, machinery, and the personal belongings of county star Loretta Lynn, who hailed from Kentucky's coal country.