Welcome to National Mining Museum Scotland

  • A pciture of some mining equipment

    Our Collection

    The Museum’s object collection includes over 60,000 tools, safety equipment, lamps, models, clothing, trophies, geological specimens,...
    Grown ups and children having fun learning about mining

    Learning Zone

    Access for learning is important to us at the National Mining Museum Scotland. Coal, coal mining and the coal cultural heritage of...
    Victorian event at the museum

    Museum Events

    The National Mining Museum Scotland runs a fantastic programme of special events throughout the year which include Victorian themed...
  • Women sorting coal

    Our Community

    Find out more about the Museum community, become a member or volunteer and be part of the museum life!
    Children with miner's helmets on

    Kids Zone

    At the National Mining Museum you will see what life was like working in a cramped, dark and cold pit. Have a look at our Kids Pages to...
    A wedding table set for a meal


    The Old Power House at the National Mining Museum Scotland is a unique venue for your event. With its high Victorian arched windows,...


The museum will remain closed over the weekend due to the ongoing severe weather. We are hoping to have the car park cleared and made safe for visitors in time for opening at 10am...


The museum remains closed today (Friday 2nd March) due to ongoing severe weather.  Please note that the Fridays at 11am talk and the Pub Quiz are cancelled.  Stay safe and cosy...

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