Our Core Values

Mission Statement:

Our mission is to give visitors an authentic and educational experience of what it was like to be an underground coal miner.

Vision Statement:

We shall preserve the Bellevue Underground Mine as a realistic example of an historic coal mine. We shall educate our guests through a unique experience wherein they develop a real understanding of and an appreciation for what life was like for coal miners.


We shall safeguard the mine and collection by using the best practices in documentation and preservation. The collection and mine exist and are owned in trust for the public. They shall be shared through interpretation, exhibitions, community engagement and education.