The National Mining Museum Scotland is the national coal mining museum for Scotland and cares for the Lady Victoria Colliery and the national coal mining collections. The collections at the museum comprise over 60,000 items.
Access for learning is important to us at the National Mining Museum Scotland. Coal, coal mining and the coal cultural heritage of Scotland are punchy, relevant and fascinating topics. Coal mining is a significant part of Scotland’s history.
The National Mining Museum Scotland runs a fantastic programme of special events throughout the year which include Victorian themed tours, Ghost Tours, Family Fun Days, Storytelling events and much more! Full details are on our events page.
Here you can link in to our social networking sites, follow our staff blogs, see our staff biographies and learn more about how you can become part of the National Mining Museum’s Community through becoming a Friend or Volunteer.
At the National Mining Museum you will see what life was like working in a cramped, dark and cold pit. Have a look at our Kids Pages to view activities, play a selection of games, see our kids galleries and find out what you can expect on your visit.
The Old Power House at the National Mining Museum Scotland is a unique venue for your event. With its high Victorian arched windows, exposed original brickwork and complete accessibility, it’s the perfect place to present a memorable event.
Staff at National Mining Museum Scotland celebrate a remarkable nine-in-a-row triumph in the Scottish tourism industry’s awards for excellence. The museum, based at the former Lady Victoria Colliery in Newtongrange has been awarded the Visit Scotland Five Star Excellence Award for the ninth time running.
The Coal Shed Café, run by award-winning Saltire Hospitality, is open 7-days a week. It serves a range of hot and cold snacks and meals, a vast selection of coffees and teas, cakes and pastries as well as daily specials.
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Scotland’s proud coalfield communities have a new place to remember the victims of their dirty and dangerous industry, with the opening of a superb new facility at National Mining Museum Scotland in Newtongrange.
Midlothian MP and former miner David Hamilton formally opened the UK’s first National Mining Memorial Centre on Saturday 7th September.
“Iconic Artists in Iconic Places” is a collaborative project launched by Creative Scotland and Museums Galleries Scotland as part of 2012’s Year of Creative Scotland celebrations.
As part of the project, National Mining Museum Scotland obtained funding to engage artist Claire Lamond to create an animated film in response to the Lady Victoria Colliery and the Museum’s collections and people. The result was Seams and Embers, which can currently be seen in the Black Diamond Theatre at the Museum, along with the Seams in the Dark exhibition, which explores Claire’s creative process.
This film gives an additional insight into that process as Claire talks us through the Making of Seams and Embers.
The making of 'Seams and Embers' from National Mining Museum Scotland on Vimeo.
As well as creating her own film, Claire ran three workshops for young people in Midlothian. She worked with students from Beeslack High School, Penicuik High School and Programme for Alternative Vocational Education. This film showcases the work the students produced.
Animation Workshops at NMMS 2012 from National Mining Museum Scotland on Vimeo.
Seams and Embers trailer.
'Seams and Embers' trailer from National Mining Museum Scotland on Vimeo.
Scotland’s National Mining Museum is hosting an exciting new exhibition entitled “Facing the Past: Telling Scotland’s Story”, premiered on Friday in the museum’s Special Exhibition Gallery.
Telling Scotland’s Story is a book which was published by the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland in 2013. It introduces the ScARF (Scottish Archaeological Research Framework) project and features a series of surprising and unusual stories about Scotland uncovered by the latest research. It is presented in the style of a graphic novel, illustrated by the Scottish comic artist Sha Nazir of Black Hearted Press and written by James Crawford.
The newly refurbished café at National Mining Museum Scotland in Newtongrange opened this week to the public, along with a new catering facility for younger visitors.
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