A Lothian Coal Company accident report book, dating back to 1914, has today gone on display in the foyer at National Mining Museum Scotland.  The book lists all the accidents ever to have occurred in the Lothian Coal Company pits between 1914 and 1933, from minor cuts and sprains through to fatalities. The accident report book was discovered by two volunteers in the British Heart Foundation shop in Leith whilst they sorted through bags of donations.  The volunteers, realising the...

Apprentice Guides

  A new team of Apprentices are preparing to start work at the former Lady Victoria Colliery in Newtongrange!  The brand new Apprentice Guides programme is currently being developed by the National Mining Museum in conjunction with pupils from Primary 6 & 7 at Gore Glen Primary School, Gorebridge. The programme, which aims to aims to increase engagement by the community with their mining heritage, will see the seven Apprentice Guides deliver tours and safety lamp...

Christmas is coming!

National Mining Museum is set to host a series of events throughout December to get everyone into the Christmas spirit. Kicking off proceedings on Saturday 3rd December is the Magical Christmas with Mickey and Friends, a Christmas party with a difference!  Hosted by Boogie Buddies, there will be singing, dancing, games & prizes with some of your favourite tibute characters - Mickey and Minnie Mouse, PJ Masks Catboy, Gekko and Owlette, Henry Hugglemonster, Sheriff Callie and Deputy Peck,...

Book Week Scotland Uncovers the Mine!

National Mining Museum Scotland, for the first time ever, will be hosting a series of exciting events this November as part of the Scottish Book Trust’s Book Week Scotland 2016. The doors will be open longer, the events will be free and literacy will be celebrated throughout the museum! Taking place 21st - 27th November, National Mining Museum Scotland (NMMS) has arranged a series of varied events offering an inspiring week for all tastes and ages. Kicking off the week on Tuesday 22nd...

Aberfan Remembered

On the 50th anniversary of one of the most shocking mining disasters ever witnessed by the UK, we are remembering those who lost their lives.  We also remember the families and community that were tragically changed forever. Laura Burnett, keen historian and National Mining Museum Scotland volunteer, has prepared the following essay on what happened that dreadful day in Aberfan. The Aberfan Disaster, 21 October...


We are delighted to announce that you can now download "Crafting the Mine" to play at home!  Read more and find out how here!

Big Stuff Now Online!

Our "Big Stuff" collection is now online! If you're not able to come on one of our Big Stuff tours (Wednesdays and Sundays) you can now have a look at the objects from the comfort of your own home, by checking out the Collections page on our website!

Soft Play Closure

Mini Miners Soft Play will close permanently on Sunday, 31st July 2016. We would like to thank you for all your support over the last 3 years. An exciting new development will replace the Soft Play in the near future. Please check our website or Facebook page for updates.

Morag the Coo Van’s visit

Pop along on Saturday 9th July (10am - 12pm) and take a Coo-selfie with Morag, the VisitScotland Coo Van!!  Morag will be accompanied by the VisitScotland CooVisers who will be on hand to provide lots of information about Scotland!! morag
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