The Atlas Coal Mine's last day for visitors was October 8, but that doesn't mean that everything is done for the year.
"We get a break from visitors on site, but the maintenance never goes away, and the conservation work that we do here never goes away. We are right at the tail end of our five year Tipple Conservation Project, and it will be completed by December," explained Dr. Sarah Newstead, Executive Director of the Atlas Coal Mine.
The Historic Site has been open for over three decades and it takes a lot of work to keep those doors open.
"We are celebrating the 31st year of us being open as a Heritage Organization. we opened in 1987, which is really exciting," said Newstead.
The Coal Mine is seeing more and more people every year, and not only that, the people that are coming, are doing their homework.
"We've been really heavily promoting it in the past couple of years through a number of advertising schemes. We have started to really see, especially this year, is that people come prepared with good shoes and willingness to do the tours and really explore the site," beamed Newstead.
The staff at the Coal Mine have been receiving rave reviews of their Unmentionables Tour, and they re-vamp their guided tours every year, so there is never a lack of entertainment!