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 (http://www.immersiveminds.com/), 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...

Welcome to our new CEO

We're pleased to announce the appointment of our new Chief Executive Officer, Mhairi Cross.  Mhairi has a wealth of experience in the cultural sector, spanning over 20 years.  Working in local authorities, Mhairi’s achievements include setting up the first contemporary art gallery in Falkirk, establishing artist in residence programmes across educational establishments in North Lanarkshire and developing the Arts and Museum Service in Renfrewshire.  She also successfully developed the...


We currently have a number of offices to let in various sizes.  Prices and sizes are noted below.  Please contact Maureen Hardiker on 0131 663 7519 or at enquiries@nationalminingmuseum.com for further information or to arrange a viewing. OFFICES  TO  LET 1 No. Office  6 m. x 4.2 m. = 25.2 m² Rent £3,500 + VAT per annum   1 No. Office 4.4 m. x 2.9 m. = 12.76 m² with cupboard 1 m. x 2m. = 2 m²        (downstairs) Rent £2,000 + VAT per annum   1...


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