Tours & Admission Prices*

Guided & Audio Tours are available up to 2 hours before the museum closes. Tours can sell out so it is suggested to contact them museum in advance. Please allow yourself around 3 hours to take a tour and visit the exhibition galleries. All tours require sturdy shoes, we also suggest that you bring a light coat or jacket on a chilly day.

PIT HEAD GUIDED TOUR

A tour of the pithead, recreated underground roadway and coalface, with an ex-miner as your guide, gives the atmosphere and noise of a working pit – an experience which instantly makes you glad you’re not a miner.
Jan – Dec, Sun – Sat
£9.00  Adult
£7.00  Concession
Free   Child

SELF-GUIDED OR AUDIO TOUR

A tour of the pithead, recreated underground roadway and coalface using an audio guide.
Jan – Dec, Sun – Sat
£9.00   Adult
£7.00   Concession
Free     Child

EXHIBITION GALLERIES

Jan – Dec, Sun – Sat
£3.50    Adult
£3.00   Concession
Free      Child
Free      Tour ticket holders

Changes in Ticket Prices from 1 April 2019

Guided Tour / Self-Guided / Audio Tour

A tour of the pithead, recreated underground roadway and coalface, with an ex-miner as your guide, gives the atmosphere and noise of a working pit – an experience which instantly makes you glad you’re not a miner.

Jan – Dec, Sun – Sat
£9.50    Adult
£7.50    Concession
£4.00   Children 8 to 16 year old
Free      Children 7 and under (up to 2 per adult)

All tour tickets include admission to the Exhibition Galleries.

Exhibition Galleries

Jan – Dec, Sun – Sat
£4.00    Adult
£3.50    Concession
£2.00   Children 8 to 16 year old
Free      Children 7 and under (up to 2 per adult)

Exhibition Galleries tickets (excludes the tour) grants admission to the 1st and 2nd floor gallery only.

 


GROUP BOOKINGS

Groups of 12 or more benefit from a reduced admission price. Groups must book their visit in advance to receive the discount. Groups can explore the Museum on a self-directed visit, a Guided Tour or an Audio Tour (available in English, French and German).

If you are a UK school please visit our Learning page.

Please note that:
– large groups over 30 may have to be divided
– groups with children must be supervised at all times with at least one adult for every ten children.


Please note that the museum closes over the Christmas and New Year period.


TICKET TYPES
– Adult Ticket, aged 16-59 years
– Concession Ticket, Seniors (60+), students, unemployed, disabled. Photo ID is required for all concession entry
– Child Ticket,  0-15 years

GROUP BOOKINGS
– £1.00 discount is applied to the ticket price when booking for 12 or more in advance.

FREE ENTRY
– Children under 16 years* free with paying adult (speciality tours will incur a fee)
– One carer, per disabled visitor is admitted free of charge, on request
– Friends of NMMS

Changes in Ticket Types from 1 April 2019

Adult Ticket
Aged 27-59 years
 
Concession Ticket
Seniors (60+), Students, Unemployed, Disabled,  Young People (17-26), Ex-miners
 
Child Ticket
 8-16 years
 
Group Bookings
£1.00 discount is applied to the ticket price when booking for 12 or more in advance.

Free entry
7 and under* (up to 2 free with a paying adult, additional children will be charged £1 each)
One Carer, per disabled visitor is admitted free of charge, on request
Friends of the National Mining Museum Scotland
NMMS Corporate Members with a valid pass
Museum Association members
Association of Independent Museums (AIM) members
Association of Scottish Visitor Attractions (ASVA)
Edinburgh Pass
Coach Bus drivers travelling on the day with a Group who has booked a tour


Please click here to see our full NMMST Admission, Tickets and Fees Policy.


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