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.
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.
Don't forget that our exhibition, Seams in the Dark, finishes at the end of May so you've got just one month left to view it!
The exhibition documents the creative process of animator Claire Lamond as she made the beautiful film, Seams and Embers, inspired by National Mining Museum Scotland and the coal industry in Scotland. The exhibition also features the work of local young people, produced during workshops lead by Claire.
The project was part of Creative Scotland and Museums Galleries Scotland's "Iconic Artists in Iconic Places Project," part of the 2012 Year of Creative Scotland's celebrations.
The exhibition can be viewed in our new Special Exhibition Gallery, funded by Tyne Esk LEADER, until the end of May.
'Seams and Embers' trailer from National Mining Museum Scotland on Vimeo.
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National Mining Museum Scotland, Lady Victoria Colliery, Newtongrange, Midlothian, EH22 4QN
T. 0131 663 7519, F. 0131 654 1618, email@example.com
The Scottish Mining Museum Trust is registered in Scotland.
Registered Office: Pagan Osborne, 55 Queen Street, Edinburgh, EH2 3PA.
Registered No. SCO88361.