Welcome to National Mining Museum Scotland

  • A pciture of some mining equipment

    Our Collection

    The Museum’s object collection includes over 60,000 tools, safety equipment, lamps, models, clothing, trophies, geological specimens,...
    Grown ups and children having fun learning about mining

    Learning Zone

    Access for learning is important to us at the National Mining Museum Scotland. Coal, coal mining and the coal cultural heritage of...
    Victorian event at the museum

    Museum Events

    The National Mining Museum Scotland runs a fantastic programme of special events throughout the year which include Victorian themed...
  • Women sorting coal

    Our Community

    Find out more about the Museum community, become a member or volunteer and be part of the museum life!
    Children with miner's helmets on

    Kids Zone

    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...
    A wedding table set for a meal

    Functions

    The Old Power House at the National Mining Museum Scotland is a unique venue for your event. With its high Victorian arched windows,...

Remembering Michael

Fifty years since The Michael Colliery Fire by Jillian Galbraith, NMMS Volunteer On the morning of 9th September, 1967, many mining families in the area of East Wemyss, Fife must...

Volunteer Friendly Award

We’re delighted to have won the Volunteer Friendly Award at Volunteer Midlothian’s annual Awards Ceremony at Newbattle Abbey College last week! We have a fantastic...

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