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

Filming on 2nd July

Please note that on Saturday 2nd July our tours may be disrupted slightly due to the filming of our exciting new STV advertisement. We'll do our best to minimise any inconvience on the day but please don't let it put you off visiting!!

NMMS Commemorates Udston Colliery Disaster

National Mining Museum Scotland is hosting a small exhibition to commemorate the 129th anniversary of the Udston Colliery disaster which took the lives of 73 miners. On the morning of Saturday, 28th May 1887, an explosion in the gassy splint seam advanced throughout the colliery workings by the ignition of coal dust, resulting in the deaths of 73 out of the 184 miners who were underground at the time. A disaster of this scale devastated many local families.  The village of Auchentibber...

Whitburn Miners’ Memorial

National Mining Museum Scotland was very proud to lend one of its replica banners for use during the the unveiling ceremony of a new memorial to miners in Whitburn, West Lothian, on 24th April. You can read more about the ceremony here.

Events Survey

We're currently working on our events programme for 2016/17 and would like some feedback from our visitors as to what they'd like to see happening!  Please take a few minutes to complete our short survey.  Your participation in much appreciated! NMMS Events Survey


National Mining Museum Scotland have recently received funding from a number of sources to bring Minecraft to the Mine. ‘Crafting the Mine’ will see the incredible Grade ‘A’ listed Lady Victoria Colliery brought to life in the virtual world of Minecraft allowing visitors to explore the site in a new and exciting way. Stephen Reid of Immersive Minds (, who specialises in using gaming for heritage engagement, will construct the colliery, incorporating...

Launch of the Borders Railway

We're delighted that the new Borders Railway is now open.  Visitors from Edinburgh and the Borders can now alight at Newtongrange Station and use the direct pathway to the museum.  The railway was officially opening by Her Majesty the Queen on Wednesday 9th September 2015.   See timetable for full details of the...
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