Jun19

Year of Young People 2018

National Mining Museum Scotland are delighted to be part of the Year of Young People 2018. 2018 is Scotland's designated Year of Young People and the Year aims to draw generations together as well as provide a platform to celebrate Scotland's youth. As such, NMMS are hosting a variety of exciting and unique events and opening a brand new exhibition, curated by the NMMS Youth Panel. Learn more about YOYP events and activities taking place here. Or visit the YOYP website...
May29

Cafe closed on Thu 31 May 2018

The cafe will be closed on Thursday 31 May. It will reopen at 10am on Friday 1 June under the management of Opulent Catering.
Mar30

Winter Wedding Packages!

If you are looking for a warm and rustic wedding or a sparkling winter theme we can create the perfect day for you. We have put together 4 winter packages to suit every budget. Packages are available for weddings taking place from November 2018 to February 2019. Prices start at £2789. For more information and prices please download our WINTER WEDDING PACKAGE 2018 -19...
Nov06

Apprentice Guides scoop Heritage Angel Award

Apprentice Guides at National Mining Museum Scotland were among the “heritage angels” honoured at a special ceremony in the Assembly Rooms in Edinburgh last month. Pupils from Gore Glen Primary School, Gorebridge, scooped the trophy for Best Contribution to a Heritage Project by Young People at the Scottish Heritage Angel Awards. NMMS worked in partnership with Gore Glen’s P6/P7 class to create a brand new tour of the five star visitor attraction.  Seven pupils worked with...
Oct19

Big Stuff Tours Updated

Please note that the Big Stuff tour will not run on the following dates. WED 15/11/17 SUN 19/11/17 WED 22/11/17 SUN 26/11/17 WED 29/11/17 SUN 10/12/17 SUN 17/12/17
Oct19

You’re invited to Tender for our Catering Contracts

  National Mining Museum Scotland is calling for submissions to 'Tender for the Provision of Functions Management Caterer and/or Museum Café Operator'. The Museum, located in Newtongrange Midlothian, is a 5 Star Visitor Attraction and twice winner of the Association of Scottish Visitor Attractions “Best Visitor Experience” Award. We are looking for partner(s) who recognise the need to balance exemplary catering provision, service and business growth, with our mission to...
Sep01

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 have heard with dread the news of a fire in the nearby Michael Colliery. Located between Kirkcaldy and Leven, the colliery had a great record as the largest producer of coal in Scotland, employing an average of 2,598 miners. Major investment in the 1960s included the finest pithead baths in the UK. Extensive...
Jun08

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 team of volunteers who contribute so much to the museum and we really appreciate everything they do!
Apr28

Young artists awarded

The winners of the Friends of National Mining Museum Scotland Art Competition were today presented with their prizes at an award ceremony in the Power House at National Mining Museum Scotland. The competition, which was launched in March, was open to all P6 and P7 pupils at Primary Schools across Midlothian.  Around 100 entries were received and displayed in the museum’s Special Exhibition Gallery over the Easter holidays. The three winners were selected by a panel of judges, as...
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