SPRING - SUMMER Schedule
Monday 12 noon - 3 pm
Tuesday through Saturday
10 am - 2 pm
Admission always FREE
Museum tours available by appointment
Please text 833.228.8603, or email to schedule a visit.
121 S Macoupin St Gillespie, IL 62033
Many of the displays and exhibits have been enhanced.
Click here to take a virtual tour
We have no more room to fully display the Coal Country 'Topside Story'. We will be adding a user friendly touchscreen monitor to allow visitors access to all of the growth and events that define our communities.
Try out the protype
The essence of the coal mining industry and the worldwide ascendance of organized labor are packaged into a self guided tour through Macoupin County, Illinois.
Click here to preview the Coal Labor Union Heritage Trail
Recently at the Museum
The Central Illinois Corvettes Inc. car club visited the Coal Museum and then lunched at Lumpy's. The City of Gillespie closed a block of E. Chestnut St. for parking, creating an impromptu million dollar car show. A big thanks to Lynn Shehorn, event hostess.
The museum façade enhancement, funded by IDNR, has been completed! A 'must see' - plenty of photo - ops