Director Departs

Henry McLeish, Chairman of National Mining Museum Scotland Trust can confirm that the Director, Rowan Julie Brown has decided to leave the organisation as of 31 January 2015 to pursue other interests within the sector. Rowan departs after making a significant contribution to the organisation and we wish her every success with her future endeavours.


This year's Panto in the Power House is Robin Hood.  Come along with the family on Friday 5th December at either 2.30pm or 5pm and enjoy the show. Tickets are on sale now at £6.50 per adult, £5.50 per child. Call 0131 663 7519.  Special group rate of £4.50 is available for groups of 12 or more.


Celebrate the Festive Season in style at National Mining Museum Scotland.  Come along with friends and colleagues to enjoy a night of dining and dancing! * Arrival from 7.30pm *Glass of sparkling wine on arrival * 3 Course Festive Dinner with coffee * Entertainment from our resident DJ * Carriages from 1am. 12th, 13th, 19th & 20th December 7.30pm.  £29.50 per person. Why not celebrate the coming of the new year in the Old Power House - the perfect way to bring in 2015! * Arrival...

In Time O’ Strife

As part of the Festival of Politics there will be a performance of Joe Corrie's "In Time O' Strife" at the Scottish Parliament on Sunday 17th August from 6pm-5pm.  The production is a powerful re-imagining of Joe Corrie's classic about a Fife mining community during the General Strike of 1926.  Charged with raw emotion, the play is driven by explosive, intensely physical choreography and an original live soundtrack performed by leading Scottish musicians. For more information see Festival...

5 Star Award for NMMS

Staff at National Mining Museum Scotland celebrate a remarkable nine-in-a-row triumph in the Scottish tourism industry’s awards for excellence. The museum, based at the former Lady Victoria Colliery in Newtongrange has been awarded the Visit Scotland Five Star Excellence Award for the ninth time running. This is the highest award granted to any tourism business by Visit Scotland Quality Assurance Grading Scheme and follows hard on the heels of the museum winning the Association of Scottish...

Office Space to Let!

Modern, newly refurbished office space to let.  Please direct enquiries to Maureen Hardiker, Office Manager on 0131 663 7519.

Blantyre Mining Disaster

Scotland's worst ever mining disaster happened on 22nd October 1877 at Blantyre. ‘I was shattered by a report like the firing of cannons, louder than any thunder I have hears and this was followed by a dense volume of smoke and a vast sheet of flames. It lasted four or five minutes.’ The explosion at High Blantyre Colliery on the 22nd of October 1877 was Scotland’s worst ever mining disaster, resulting in the deaths of over 200 people. At about 9 o’clock in the morning an...

Memorial Centre

Scotland’s proud coalfield communities have a new place to remember the victims of their dirty and dangerous industry, with the opening of a superb new facility at National Mining Museum Scotland in Newtongrange. Midlothian MP and former miner David Hamilton formally opened the UK’s first National Mining Memorial Centre on Saturday 7th September. David Hamilton said: “I welcome the opportunity of opening this new facility.  It is appropriate that miners’ families whose loved...

Photography Exhibition

A brand new photographic exhibition has today opened at National Mining Museum Scotland.  The exhibition is the culmination of a six month nature photography competition celebrating the Year of Natural Scotland 2013. The Midlothian Natural Photography Competition covered four categories, each of which was adopted from the key themes of Year of Natural Scotland: Natural Heritage, Natural Landscapes, Flora and Fauna and Junior.  The three winning images under each category and 28 shortlisted...
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